Pope Francis to hear confessions on Friday

Pope Francis to hear confessions on Friday

Pope Francis hears confession during penitential liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica at VaticanPope Francis himself would be hearing the confessions from the faithful at St. Peter’s Basilica on Friday, March 4.

The office of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations announced that at 5:00 pm, the Pope would be presiding over the Rite of Reconciliation. He would spent time in listening to individual confessions and giving absolution to penitents.

The Pope’s presence at the penitential celebration was in connection with a “24 Hours of Reconciliation” initiative in Italy, which is celebrated once a year on a Lenten Friday.

Along with the Pope many Cardinals, bishops, priests and religious were invited by the Vatican to participate in the Reconciliation service.