Pope Francis goes to confession during Lenten penance service in St. Peter’s Basilica

Pope Francis goes to confession during Lenten penance service in St. Peter’s Basilica

Pope Francis goes to confession during a Lenten penance service in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican March 13. During the service the pope announced an extraordinary jubilee, a Holy Year of Mercy, to be celebrated from Dec. 8, 2015, until Nov. 20, 2016. (CNS photo/Stefano Spaziani, pool) See POPE-PENANCE March 13, 2015.