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Ask Fr. Francis: Do Priests Have to do Penance for Those Who Come to Him for Confession?

The following is an excerpt from askfrfrancis.org. Fr. Francis Ching, CC answers tough questions about the Catholic faith.

Fr. Francis Ching PortraitQuestion:

Is it true that priests must pray or do penance for those who come to him for Confession?

Fr. Francis' answer: 

Although failure to do so does not invalidate the sacrament, a priest hearing confession is strongly exhorted to perform penances for those who has come to him for confession.

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