What about Confession for non-Catholics?

Listening recently to Catholic Answers, I was happy to hear that non-Catholics can use Confession. If they do, and if they believe, do they receive the sacrament, or is it just a counseling session for them? Also, if they can receive, do you think it would be a good idea for a bishop or for the Pope to extend an invitation to them? The abundant graces from the sacrament may bring much healing to our heavily-burdened world.

The following link should help you understand the Church’s position on non-Catholics going to Confession. If you have any further questions, please contact Catholic Answers directly.

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