Pope Francis continued to break with typical papal protocol this weekend, shocking a congregation in St. Basilica by confessing his sins to a priest in front of the church. After concluding his sermon—which dealt with the sinfulness of man and importance of confession—Pope Francis surprised those in attendance by walking to a confessional booth and kneeling in front of the ordinary priest. According to the AP, “Francis, solemn-faced, then rose and started hearing confessions himself” ... Discuss

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