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Vatican cardinal: not merciful to lie about sin

The head of the Apostolic Penitentiary, Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, told participants in the Penitentiary’s 33rd annual course on the internal forum that only “a misunderstood mercy, devoid of Christian realism, can abdicate the very serious task of judge and physician that Christ entrusts to the Apostles and their successors,” and which “Christ entrusts to every confessor.” [1]