Can Protestants go to Confession?

Hi, I was wondering, if I were a priest, and a person came up to me and said:“Father, I’m a Protestant, but I would like to come to confession.” Would the Protestant be allowed to attend confession? Why of Why not? Would it be the same as a Catholic attending confession?

I hope you can answer this question.


In Pace Christi.

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