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Published on Feb 15, 2009
In his remarks before the Sunday Angelus, Pope Benedict XVI spoke about the Gospel account of the healing of the leper, and invited the faithful to turn frequently to the sacrament of Confession.
The Pope said the sins that we commit separate us from God, and if they are not confessed with humility and trust in the divine mercy, they can even reach the point of producing the death of the soul.
He said that in the Sacrament of Penance, Christ crucified and risen, through his ministers, purifies us with his infinite mercy and restores us to communion with the heavenly Father and with our brothers.
The Holy Father pointed out how, according to the ancient Jewish law, leprosy was considered not o ...