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(2.43) Absolution by Priest

Any form of the Penitential Act concludes with the Absolution by the Priest which follows similar formula of the Sacrament of Penance. However, this should not be used as a substitute for Confession which is more effective in obtaining forgiveness from sins.

Priest says:

May almighty God have mercy on us,

forgive us our sins,

and bring us to everlasting life.

We say: