Talk about setting a good example.
Pope Francis, after presiding a penitential service (not equivalent to Confession, but leading to it) as part of the “Festival of Forgiveness” that started yesterday, unexpectedly goes to Confession!
The master of ceremonies, who was leading the Pope to his assigned confessional where he would hear confessions, was for a split second kind of disoriented, when the Holy Father detoured to a nearby confessional. The Pope knelt and is seen making his Confession to a (lucky) priest. The rite reportedly lasted a few minutes.
Now isn’t that a perfect keynote to the “Festival of Forgiveness”?!
So what are we waiting for? Let’s go to Confession!