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Press Release: RFI Applauds Collapse of California Senate Bill 360

Press Release: RFI Applauds Collapse of California Senate Bill 360

July 10, 2019, Washington, D.C. — RFI applauds the collapse of California Senate Bill (SB) 360, a bill that would have required Catholic clergy to violate the seal of confession. Such a mandate would have deprived the Catholic Church of its right to the free exercise of religion by encroaching upon a core tenet of its sacramental theology. 

Alarmed by the bill’s provisions, the Religious Freedom Institute (RFI) led a number of allies in bringing  together a diverse coalition of religious leaders to issue an “Interfaith Statement on California Senate Bill 360 as a Threat to Religious Freedom.”