Vatican’s Most Mysterious Tribunal Revealed To The Public To Motivate More Confession

January 15, 2009

Rome (ChattahBox) – For the first time in over 800 years, the Vatican has allowed an intimate look into the tribunal of conscience, a sect meant to deal with secret matters of serious offenses, that can only be absolved by the Pope.

The unusual act of openness allowed for the public to enter into the Vatican to witness the actions of the Apostolic Penitentiary, in a measure to bring the faithful back into the practice of confession, a holy sacrament between Catholics and God, which the Vatican fears has been lost by many within it’s congregation.

“Today it seems as though the sense of sin has been forgotten,” Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone said at the two day conference that any were allowed to attend.

The conference removed much of the mystery that has always shrouded the Apostolic Penitentiary, a sect within the church that has always dealt with the most serious of offenses against God, such as the break of confessional silence by revealing the nature of the confessor, or ex-communicable offenses, such as a priest absolving a member for a sexual act in which the priest was involved.

“We cannot hide that the sacrament of penance is threatened in this time of secularization,” Vatican official Monsignor Gianfranco Girotti commented on the importance of the measure.


One Response to “Vatican’s Most Mysterious Tribunal Revealed To The Public To Motivate More Confession”

  1. Bobby on January 16th, 2009 1:34 pm

    “or a priest who has sex with someone and then offered forgiveness for the act.” This is what Marcial Maciel did, that tired old molester founder of the Legion of Christ.

Got something to say? **Please Note** - Comments may be edited for clarity or obscenity, and all comments are published at the discretion of - Comments are the opinions of the individuals leaving them, and not of or its partners. - Please do not spam or submit comments that use copyright materials, hearsay or are based on reports where the supposed fact or quote is not a matter of public knowledge are also not permitted.