Monday, March 31, 2014

Never seen before: the pope makes me want to go to confession.

In another of his spontaneous acts, Francis has again astonished everybody by kneeling and going to confession there and then. Obviously, popes go to confession, so it should not astonish us to see it, but it has never seen before. It make me want to go to confession too.

As Roco Palmo tells us: 
The footage is indeed unprecedented – while John Paul II routinely heard the confessions of 12 laymen every Good Friday in St Peter's and B16 spent some time administering the sacrament in a Madrid park at World Youth Day 2011, no Pope has ever been seen as a penitent.

After his turn on the other side of the sacrament, Francis spent another 40 minutes hearing confessions.

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