(Ireland Independent) Pope Francis surprised his own master of ceremonies on Friday by confessing his sins to an ordinary priest in St. Peter’s Basilica.

The pope was presiding at service intended to show the importance he attaches to the sacrament of reconciliation, commonly known as confession.

After reading a sermon, he was to have gone to an empty confessional booth to hear confessions from ordinary faithful as some 60 priests scattered around the huge church did the same

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