Is it necessary for me to understand the words of absolution?

Hello all, quick question. I went to confession with a different priest than normal tonight, and he said the words of absolution in Spanish. I’m thinking that this has no affect on that actual absolution, but wanted to make sure. Thanks.

No, it is not necessary. When the Sacrament was in Latin, the vast majority of penitents didn’t understand the Latin words of absolution.

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