From Dec. 8 until Feb. 2, Catholics will be able to receive a plenary indulgence by praying before a Nativity scene in a Franciscan church.
A veteran Vatican confessor spoke about his time as confessor to Pope Francis, stressing the enduring and essential role of the sacrament.
As part of the Word Youth Day celebrations this week in Lisbon, Portugal, Pope Francis this morning heard the confessions of three young people in the Jardim Vasco da Gama, renamed Reconciliation Park or “Forgiveness Park” for World Youth Day.
The pope commissioned the first Missionaries of Mercy in 2016.
Pope Francis spoke to around 800 priests and seminarians at the end of a course on the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
The pope spoke to around 25,000 young people in Košice, eastern Slovakia.
As Catholics in many parts of the world keep away from gatherings including places of worship as a way to curb the spread of COVID-19, a Ghanaian Prelate has, in response to a question raised regarding Confession, explained why the Sacrament of Penance cannot be offered through electronic means.
Pope Francis’ daily morning Mass, offered in the chapel of Casa Santa Marta, the Vatican guesthouse where he lives, is being livestreamed this week so people from around the world may join in prayer for those sick with coronavirus.