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Jason wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Are priests allowed to tell anyone your sins even if they were really bad ones?

I just ask because I did something when I was about 10 or 11 that was pretty bad and it's haunted me for about 13 years and I have to confess it.

Jason

  { Are priests allowed to tell anyone your sins even if they were really bad ones? }

John replied:

Hi, Jason —

Thanks for your question.

Priests face automatic excommunication, which can only be lifted by the Pope, if they ever so much as reveal the name of someone who had been to Confession, let alone, tell anyone what sins a person had confessed.

So go to Confession and get right with God.

John

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