The seal of the confessional and the Church of England

The House of Bishops of the Church of England announced on 11 October that it has commissioned further work on the Seal of the Confessional, building on the report and interim statement from the previous working party published in 2018/2019 and originally set up in 2014. The new working group will take account of relevant findings, if any, that there may be in the final report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), due to be published on 20 October. Continue reading