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Irish government makes peace with Vatican but uses strong words

The government of Ireland also welcomed the Holy See?s apology to the families and the shame the Vatican has felt. The Irish government concluded by saying that lessons had been learned and looks forward to a new dialogue. ;

Currently, legislation being proposed in Ireland would make every member of society report cases of sex abuse. However, there has been no mention of forcing priests to report what they hear in confession. ;