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Tom George wrote:

Hi, guys —

Absolution of the sin of the accomplice against the Sixth Commandment is a grave sin.

  • Is this sin reserved to the Holy See or can a local ordinary (bishop) absolve the sin?

Tom G.

  { Is the absolution of an accomplice in a sin against the Sixth Commandment taken to the Holy See? }

Eric replied:


Canon Law governs this and the only canon I can find on the topic is Canon 977.

Canon 977 The absolution of an accomplice in a sin against the sixth commandment of the Decalogue is invalid except in danger of death.

We are not canonists and cannot answer canonical questions in an authoritative fashion, but I'm willing to guess that, at the least, it is not reserved to the Holy See because Canon Law would have said it.


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