For Catholics on the go: confession by phone

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In a nod to the increasingly busy lives of modern Catholics, perhaps, a French company set up a unique hotline in time for Lent this year, enabling people to confess their sins over the phone, NPR reports. (Lent is observed between Ash Wednesday, which was February 17 this year, and Easter Sunday, which will fall on April 4.) While French bishops aren’t so keen on the service, when it comes to mortal sins, at least, the automated voices do guide tele-confessing Catholics to visit a priest in person.

Listen to the full NPR story here.