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A Question for Catholics: If a Priest Forgives Your Sins…

If a Catholic priest forgives you for committing the sin of murder, which you committed in a country which requires that you be executed for that sin, does the priest’s forgiveness absolve you of having to be executed? Also, does the Pope have the divine right to absolve whoever he wants from having to be punished by an Earthly government for a crime they committed?

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