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Tuesday, October 12 at 2 p.m. is the long-awaited meeting between Gérald Darmanin and Monsignor Éric de Moulins-Beaufort, the president of the Conference of Bishops of France. The religious had assured that the secrecy of confession was stronger than the laws of the Republic.
The Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin meets Monsignor Éric de Moulins-Beaufort, the President of the French Bishops’ Conference, at 14 hours. Nathalie Perez, journalist for France Télévisions, is present live and gives some information on the content of their discussion which will last about 45 minutes: “This is an interview around which Gérald Darmanin will most certainly reframe the head of the bishops of France, Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, who will have to explain his remarks considered very clumsy by the Minister of the Interior”. The Sauvé report will also be part of the discussion.
The journalist recalls the words of the religious, who had affirmed that the secrecy of the confession was above the laws of the Republic. Following these remarks, several associations of victims of pedocriminality within the Church have asked for the collective resignation of the bishops. According to the law, if a priest has witnessed a crime in progress, or about to be committed, he has the obligation to denounce it, under pain of penal sanctions.