Vatican City, Sep 15, 2019 / 06:00 am
Pope Francis said Sunday that God forgets sins absolved within the confessional.
"How do you defeat evil? Accepting God's forgiveness … It happens every time we go to confession; there we receive the love of the Father who overcomes our sin. It is no longer there, God forgets it," Pope Francis said in his Angelus message Sept. 15.
"God, when He forgives, loses His memory. He forgets our sins, forgets. God is so good with us," he added in a departure from his prepared remarks.
In the sacrament of confession, God completely erases the evil confessed, making one new inside, reborn in joy, Pope Francis explained.