A week-long course at the Vatican began today on the sacrament of penance. Targeted students: young priests.
Complex or difficult situations in the sacrament will be addressed by Bishop Gianfranco Girotti and Jesuit Father Ivan Fucek, regent and theologian of the (Apostolic P)enitentiary, respectively. Other experts will also address the priests, illustrating “the canonical discipline and its correct application in relation to offenses and punishments and several practical aspects.”
I wonder what sort of “complex” situations will be tackled. Maybe grave serial sins like sexual abuse.