This is great.
The Devil got a serious kick in the teeth today.
This evening in Rome the Holy Father held a big communal penance service (“Form 2″) in St. Peter’s Basilica, with many confessors to help people make a good confession. That in itself is a marvelous example for the whole Church.
However, Francis – seemingly on the spur of the moment – before getting into a confessional himself – walked across the nave, knelt down at a confessional and made his own confession. I don’t think this is something every witnessed, in modern history at least: a Pope going to confession.
Minor side note: Francis donned a surplice. This is, I think, the closest we have seen him to wearing proper choir dress. Vestment by vestment!