Pope Francis Goes to Confession

The pope stunned worshippers at St. Peter's Basilica by kneeling before an ordinary priest and confessing his sins.
3:00 | 03/30/14

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Pope Francis surprising the congregation by kneeling and going to confession in public. Breaking tradition again. Never ceases to surprise us, Michelle. If there's one thing we have learned about the pope, expect the unexpected. He please more than 1 billion Roman catholics worldwide and meets with world leaders, including president Obama later this week. But he has a personal side, from poverty-stricken neighborhoods, and the latest act, confessing sins. He tweets, takes selfies and made the cover of rolling stone. And said to connect with catholics like no other pontiff before. And he's being talked about now. And he stunned worshippers by kneeling before a so-called ordinary priest and confessed his own sins. Original plan, pope Francis was expected to go to an empty booth to hear confessions from members of the congregation. Instead he chose a different confessional, dropped to his knees and began talking. It's not the first time the pope has broken with tradition since becoming the leader of the Roman catholic church a year ago. He's shunned the rituals and kerkted with the average catholic. In Argentina, the pope voiced his support for the people living in this tent city. Squatters are fighting to stay in the makeshift area, named after the pope himself. And the pope recalled the first time he confessed at 17 in Argentina. It was so powerful and made him want to become a priest. This is not the first time the pope confessed publicly, but the historians are checking out the details. Pope Francis taking him by surprise. He's taken every opportunity to signal humility. Thanks, Michelle. From Rome to London where

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