The canonical crime of solicitation

The canonical crime of solicitation

With regard to that “secret protocol” from the pontificate of John XXIII that some lawyers suing the Church claim is the smoking gun showing a pattern of conspiracy to cover up crimes: This article from the 1917 edition of the Catholic Encyclopedia shows that the provisions contained in that document are much older than that and points out what the document is really concerned with.

The entry is on the canonical crime of “solicitation,” which is soliciting any person to carnal sin by a priest before, during, or after confession, or when the penitent expects to make confession, whethr or not confession actually takes place.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli