Confession is believers’ discretion: HC – UKMALAYALEE

Confession is believers’ discretion: HC

Friday 3 August 2018 2:02 AM UTC

KOCHI Aug 3: Kerala high court has rejected the petition that said that Confession before priests is an encroachment on the privacy of an individual and it should be banned.

Refusing to accept the claim of the petitioner, the court said the confession was not unconstitutional.

Ernakulam native C S Chacko is the petitioner in the case.

“Since confession is not forced upon anyone, it is not a breach of personal freedom. It is an individual’s freedom to decide on whether he should perform confession or not. It is his or her liberty. Nowhere is it said that all believers should obey church rules,” the court observed.