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Pope Francis addresses young people at Lokomotiva Stadium in Košice, Slovakia, Sept. 14, 2021. Vatican Media.

Confession is the "sacrament of joy": Pope Francis to Slovakia’s young Catholics

The pope spoke to around 25,000 young people in Košice, eastern Slovakia.

The Sacrament of Penance (also commonly called the Sacrament of Reconciliation or Confession) is one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church.

“No sacraments on Internet”: Ghanaian Bishop on Confession amid COVID-19 Restrictions

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 offers Mass in Casa Santa Marta. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis' Morning Mass Livestreamed this Week

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.