Do I have to repeat my Eastern Orthodox Confessions?

I am a former eastern orthodox. I have a question… is the sacrament of confession and the act of penance that I did in the orthodox church valid? Do I have to confess again the same sins now that I become a Catholic ?

Dear j,

The Catholic Church recognizes the sacraments of the Orthodox Churches as valid. You do not have to confess your old sins over again.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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