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Pope Francis heard confessions at a parish in Rome on Friday, March 17, 2023, and encouraged people to remember that God “holds out his hand and lifts us up whenever we realize that we are ‘hitting rock bottom.’”

Pope Francis hears confessions at Roman parish: God lifts us up when we hit ‘rock bottom’

Mar 17, 2023

By Courtney Mares

In the presence of eucharistic adoration, the pope presided over a Lenten penitential service on March 17 to open “24... Read more

Pope Francis receives the sacrament of Confession at the penance service held at St. Peter's Basilica, March 28, 2014.

Churches answer Pope's call for 24 hours of Confession

Mar 28, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

As many dioceses the world over begin to offer special round-the clock periods of Confession, Pope Francis stressed that conversion... Read more