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Identify and confess your sins 'concretely,' Pope Francis says

Pope Francis offers Mass in the Casa Santa Marta April 29, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

When identifying your faults, avoid being vague and tell God your sins honestly and frankly so that he can heal you, Pope Francis said at Mass Wednesday.

According to Francis, to say: “We are all sinners,” is abstract. People should instead think and say: “I am a sinner,” concretely naming what they have said, thought, and done wrong.

Like children, “we too must be simple, real,” he said April 29. “Concreteness leads you to humility.”

“It is important that within us we give names to our sins,” he stated.

Offering Mass in the chapel of his Vatican residence, the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis reflected on the day’s first reading from 1 John, the reading for the memorial of St. Catherine of Siena, a doctor of the Church.

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