Pope Francis has sent more than 1,000 priests on a global mission to forgive grave sins that normally only he, or a top Church official, may pardon.
The Missionaries of Mercy, nicknamed the super-confessors, were given the special license for the Vatican’s Jubilee year, which ends in November.
Grave sins include defiling consecrated bread and wine, violating confessional secrecy, and plotting to kill a pope.
Pope Francis has often said the Church needs to be less rigid and judgemental.
He has declared this a Holy Year of Mercy, and is using it to spread a message of forgiveness – particularly among Catholics who have strayed from the faith and are keen to return.
At a Vatican ceremony on Tuesday, the Pope addressed some 700 of the chosen priests, saying penitents should be welcomed with open arms, instead of being judged with “a sense of superiority”.
“It’s not with the cudgel of judgment that we will succeed in bringing the lost sheep back to the fold,” he told a gathering in the Apostolic Palace.
The priests have been selected from dioceses around the world, and are expected to carry out their special mission in countries including Burundi, Egypt, China and the United Arab Emirates.
One of the priests is expected to travel among Inuit communities in the Canadian Arctic, while another one is planning to tour remote parts of Australia in a van.
The grave sins that the priests can temporarily forgive may usually only be pardoned by senior bishops, Vatican officials or the Pope himself.
Abortion falls within the category of serious transgressions, but the Pope last year announced that he would allow all regular priests to grant absolution for this sin to women who wished to repent, for the duration of the Holy Year.
The Pope said that he recognised some women felt they had no choice but to take the “agonising” decision to have an abortion.
Friends this is super big blasphemy. The bible is clear, come to Jesus as you are. 1Jn 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
There is no big nor small sin for Jesus to forgive. All sin is sin and there is no price on your part to get redemption. There is only a call.
Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
Rev 18:5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
These are the sins God is talking about. These sins are not yours to pay so get out of that pagan church today. Accept the call of God. Theses sins will be paid by the devil himself and anyone who is caught still holding onto them. So when you go to that priest or any priest…know that you are not forgiven of God.
No one can serve two masters at the same time. These church is pagan and there prayers are not going to God. So you can not say that you will just ask God for forgiveness and not the priest but still remain a Catholic. You can not be there and serve God at the same time.
Get out. Let her pay for her own sins. Christ died for you. All of us, even the popes have the same opportunity to seek repentance and to worship God in truth and Spirit. If they rejected that call, don’t let them take you down with them. Let them keep their teachings and you keep God’s teachings as written in the bible.
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