In this session of the Conference we shall hear the topic assigned to us discussed from several aspects, medical, legal, ecclesiastical and philosophical. Within each of these disciplines there is, as is well known, diversity of opinion, which is a healthy sign; between these disciplines there is even greater diversity, probably because the method of professional approach to persons suffering from guilt is different in each of these learned disciplines. What I shall say from the viewpoint of a psycho-pathologist will be an attempt at a combination of not altogether incompatible opinions.