Pope to hear confessions in St. Peter's Basilica this week
Dioceses urged to offer 24-hour confessions in run-up to 'day of reconciliation'
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Pope Francis often repeats that going to Confession isn't like a torture chamber. Now, the Pontifical Council for Promoting of the New Evangelization wants everyone to know why.
Torture continues to be systematically used almost every day by police, says Father Nandana Manatunga
But out of touch, power conscious Philippine bishops could be on a collision course with new president, they say
Muslim and Christian leaders say community should be respected but hardliners say LGBT people have no place in Indonesia
It's hard to believe the bishop's praise of the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association are sincere, says Cardinal Zen
The pope cannot be 'all things to all people'