Vatican laments drop in confessions

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VATICAN CITY – A Vatican official is lamenting that many faithful no longer confess their sins and says some confuse a psychologist’s couch for a confessional booth.

VATICAN CITY – A Vatican official is lamenting that many faithful no longer confess their sins and says some confuse a psychologist’s couch for a confessional booth.

Archbishop Mauro Piacenza has told Vatican Radio the sacrament of penance has been experiencing a “deep crisis” for decades. Piacenza, an official for the Vatican office on clergy, says fewer people distinguish between good and evil and as a result don’t go to confession.

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