It was with great joy that I heard two priests who are covering the events of World Youth Day for EWTN claim that the Church has witnessed a significant increase in people seeking the sacrament of Confession over recent months.
I can imagine it would be difficult to pin this increase down to precise numbers but even this kind of talk is enough to raise the spirit within. And it is not hard to believe that the increasing interest in the Faith brought about principally around the conclave, Pope Francis’ subsequent appointment, and his desire to be close to people, is bringing the faithful back to the Churches and seeking God’s forgiveness.
This wonderful news, alongside the incredible scenes in Rio, is a source of great joy for us here on earth and for the angels and saints in the Heavenly Kingdom above!!