First, yesterday, Pope Francis went to a parish near Ostia (Rome’s ancient port where St. Augustine’s mother, St. Monica, died – today is her feast in the traditional calendar). Before saying Mass, His Holiness heard confessions!
Fathers… hear confession!
Second, the Pope sent a message for the 750th anniversary of the death of Dante.
If you haven’t read the Divine Comedy you just haven’t read enough yet. It is key.
I recommend the translations by either…
And don’t just read the Inferno and stop. Go on and read also Purgatorio and Paradiso.