Canon 977. Absolutio complicis in peccato contra sextum Decalogi praeceptum invalida est, praeterquam in periculo mortis. The absolution of an accomplice in a sin against the sixth commandment of the Decalogue is invalid except in danger of death.
What does Canon 977 mean? If a priest has intimate relations with a woman, he cannot hear her confession, and if he does, per Canon 1378, he is excommunicated.
Father Marko Rupnik, SJ, artist, was excommunicated for abusing nine nuns. They sent Francis three letters about what happened, and he did not answer. When Rupnik was excommunicated, Francis pardoned him immediately.
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