VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said the sacrament of confession does not work like a dry cleaner but is a moment in which Jesus imparts his peace.
“Jesus in the confessional is not a dry cleaner; it is an encounter with Jesus … who waits for us just as we are,” said Pope Francis.
“Many times, we think that going to confession is like going to the dry cleaner to clean the dirt from our clothes,” he observed during his April 29 homily.
But what really happens is that Jesus “donates to us the peace that only he gives,” he said.
The Pope usually invites different groups to attend his daily Mass in the chapel of St. Martha's residence, where he lives.
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