Remarkable image: Pope Francis goes to confession — UPDATED

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a photograph quite like this before: the pope going to confession.

CNS tweets:

Before pope goes to hear confessions, he kneels before a priest to confess himself

UPDATE: Below is the video. I don’t mind admitting: it moved me to tears.

I did a Google search and couldn’t find any images of a pope going to confession. As a piece of photojournalism, this may be a first. (It’s also rare to see a pope wearing a surplice.)

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