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Pope Francis listens to a confession in St Peter's Basilica (PA)

Francis sent a message to bishops, priests and Church workers attending Italy’s annual week of liturgical studies

Archbishop Charles Chaput, right, delivers remarks during a Mass given by Pope Francis at Cathedral Basilica of Sts Peter and Paul,  in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Archbishop Charles Chaput said divorced and remarried should live as brother and sister

Pope Francis hears a Confession in Brazil in July 2013 (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

Pontiff urges faithful to receive the Sacrament of Penance in Lent

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

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

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