I know nothing about this case except what is being reported, but here's my comment.
'Their barrister Richard Daniels said the men had a "duty to God" not to breach confidence.
He added: "Privileged communication between members of the congregation and ministers is an absolute right and duty and there is no power in law to breach such a confidence." '
Commendable, (debatable) if you believe that is what you are doing, brothers. If so how come you then changed your mind at the last minute?
''Despite the judge's ruling, the men still refused to make statements to police until just hours before they were called before the jury.''