According to the archbishop in charge of the Vatican office promoting new evangelization, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of people going to confession since the election of Pope Francis.
Archbishop Fisichella told Catholic News Service that testimony from priests and bishops from Europe to Latin America has confirmed that this is potentially a worldwide phenomenon.
[A] lot of people have been going to confession and many have said that while they hadn’t gone in a long time, they felt touched by the words of Pope Francis.
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