Confession, Sacrament of


Confession, Sacrament of
Confession, Sacrament of
A sacrament of the New Law instituted by Christ in which forgiveness of sins committed after baptism is granted through the priest's absolution to those who with true sorrow confess their sins and promise to satisfy for the same.

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