What do you believe , is a confessional something that is sacred between the the two parties involved ? or does it depend on the severity of the crime/sin.
Or is their a responsability of the recpient of the confession to divulge what he/she knows about the crime.?
What we see in movies ,Tv, etc shows it is a no no .but is that true ?The confessional is only between the two involved.?
How many crimes have gone unpunished because of these archaic policies .
If you had become aware of a crime within the organization would you have reported it to the authorities or only to the Elders.?
If it is only to the Elders it may never go any further , if it is only to a priest it may never go any further..
And the victims never get justice for the crimes committed against them.