64. A priest does not have the right to reveal the confessors’ sins or he is tried

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Pope Shenouda responds to people’s inquiries.

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Al-Jumhūrīyah published a group of questions asked to Pope Shenouda III by the Coptic public and the pope’s answers.
Pope Shenouda stated that the priest does not have the right to reveal the secrets of people who confess to them, and that the priest who commits such an action is tried.
The other question were personal asked by people who have special personal circumstances like a young man who wants to be a monk but his family rejects, and another who wants the pope to pray for him to win over the “Devil” and stop smoking. Pope Shenouda told the latter that when the person wants something honestly, the Devil can do nothing.

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