Vatican issues new document on confession and spiritual direction

Benedict XVI has decided to relaunch confessions and spiritual direction. He will do this through a very expressive gesture: this summer he will sit in a confessional during World Youth Day in Madrid. A handful of young people will make their confessions with the pope. The Vatican also just published the document “The Priest, Minister of Divine Mercy – An Aid for Confessors and Spiritual Directors.” It’s a manual on how to be good confessors. [more]

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