‘Papal bounce’ credited for increase in British confessions

London, England, Sep 11, 2013 / 12:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic clergy in England and Wales say more people are going to confession, and many credit both Pope Francis' election and Benedict XVI's 2010 papal visit for inspiring the trend.“This summer there has been a marked difference in demand compared to last summer...We don’t usually offer confessions in August but have done this year,” one priest said in response to a telephone survey conducted by the Catholic … [Read more...]