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Yvonne Belisle
October 4th, 2001, 11:17 AM
The Catholic Church of England and Wales, to prevent child sex abuse,
announced that soundproof glass confessionals will replace traditional
wooden ones so that the priest will be visible during the act of contrition.
This decision was prompted after 21 priests (out of 5,600 in England) were
convicted of child abuse over a four-year period. Additionally, each church
must appoint a child protection representative and a child protection
coordinator.

Reuters via Yahoo News 18-Sep-01
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20010919/od/catholics_dc_1.html

loopy
October 4th, 2001, 11:19 AM
Wow. That's really sad that that's happening at all, but at least preventative measures are being taken.

Danustouch
October 4th, 2001, 11:22 AM
I'm glad they are doing something about it. Do you know if they do psychological testing on a yearly basis on their preists??? I think that would help, too.

Yvonne Belisle
October 4th, 2001, 11:41 AM
I don't know this was part of an email I get. The Bonehead awards.