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At the beginning of August, news agencies reported that the priest-penitent confidentiality of the confessional was being threatened at the New York New York, state, United States
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The Vatican's legal expert, Msgr. Vincent LaRocca of Brooklyn, explained that the Vatican believed that recognition of the confidentiality of the confessional had been secured in Rome last year. He was taken aback when he discovered that a new working paper made no mention of it. He submitted a defence of it during a closed session of the Working Group on Rules of Procedure and Evidence on July 27 and gave the Argentinian chairman a draft of wording to ensure that protection. LaRocca acknowledged, "We're having a tough time in there" (Cath. Reg., Aug. 9 '99).
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La Rocca maintained that once he made his objections known, Canadian delegate Donald Piragoff was cooperative and changed the draft to protect priest-penitent confidentiality. But some observers say the wording in the final draft still leaves the priest-penitent relationship vulnerable. Richard Wilkins, who teaches law at Brigham Young University Brigham Young University, at Provo, Utah; Latter-Day Saints; coeducational; opened as an academy in 1875 and became a university in 1903. It is noted for its law and business schools. and who made a presentation on privilege to the ICC, said that "depending on how this language is interpreted, there could be essentially no priest-penitent privilege in the ICC" (National Post, Aug. 29).