I am curious.
During his life, Christ forgave sins, as in the case of the woman caught in adultery (John 8:1–11) and the woman who anointed his feet (Luke 7:48). He exercised this power in his human capacity as the Messiah or Son of man, telling us, “the Son of man has authority on earth to forgive sins” (Matt. 9:6), which is why the Gospel writer himself explains that God “had given such authority to men” (Matt. 9:8).
Since he would not always be with the Church visibly, Christ gave this power to other men so the Church, which is the continuation of his presence throughout time (Matt. 28:20), would be able to offer forgiveness to future generations. He gave his power to the apostles, and it was a power that could be passed on to their successors and agents, since the apostles wouldn’t always be on earth either, but people would still be sinning.
Read more from here > catholic.com/tracts/the-forgiveness-of-sins
The Priest: In Persona Christi > catholic.com/quickquestions/is-the-priest-another-christ-when-he-says-holy-mass-hears-confessions-etc
The Catechism on “THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE AND RECONCILIATION”
He doesn’t hear voices.
Can the devil also make suggestions to the priest in the confessional that would not beneficial to the person?