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Bishop Campbell, right (Photo: catholicrelics.co.uk)

Bishop of Lancaster says every church in the diocese will be open for Confession on Wednesday evenings

Confessions are heard at World Youth Day in Madrid (Photo: CNS)

Why has the practice dropped off so dramatically here, but not in Italy, say, or Kenya?

David and Theresa Yeates laying flowers at Longwood Lane, Failand, where their daughter Joanna's body was found Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire)

The details of the case have been distressing: surely the jury can hear these in private?

Confession involves an act of contrition which is meant to signify a change of heart (Photo: PA)

Indeed, he could not help but mention the Pope

A priest hears a confession in Retiro park, Madrid, during World Youth Day (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

World Youth Day reminded us that the sacrament can open the doors to new life

A priest hears a confession at the hippodrome in Zagreb, Croatia (CNS photo/Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo)

Even preaching about the necessity of confession caused me trouble

Sins are not meant to be a form of public entertainment

The existence of the seal of the confessional reminds us that these things belong firmly in the internal forum

Pope Benedict XVI prays during his visit to Fosse Ardeatine yesterday (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano, HO)

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Paschal Uche, left, smiles after addressing the Pope outside Westminster Cathedral (CNS photo/Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo)

Are Catholics still energised and renewed by the trip or has the momentum already been lost?

Vatican spokesman says reports of ‘Confession via iPhone’ have been misleading