What happens if you confess murder at the confession booth in church?
If you confess murder to a father (church) does he keep it as a secret confession or does he go to the police?
No, the priest is NOT allowed to go to the police. The confession is just between you and God, and the priest is the liaison. That is what Catholics believe. They believe that a priest is needed to absolve you of your sins, while other Christians don't believe that and say they can go directly to God themselves. But the priest cannot go to the police, the same way a lawyer couldn't go to the police because of the attorney-client privilege.
never thought of it, but i am sure he will advise you to turn yourself in at the police station
Catholic priests are bound by the seal of the confessional. Nothing you say in confession can be revealed by the priest to whom you confess. However, the priest will probably not absolve you until you turn yourself in to the police.
when i get arrested, how will he absolve me then?
Priests are allowed to visit people in jail. A repentant person doing jail time could still be absolved of their sin.
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