Penance accompanied by the judicial absolution of the priest makes a true sacrament.
Savonarola reluctantly came, and offered absolution upon three conditions.
Of England received absolution for the murder of Thomas Becket.
Confession and absolution, strictly enforced, give great power to the priesthood.
On the 6th of July 1909 he was suddenly taken ill, on the 10th he received conditional absolution from a priest of the diocese of Southwark, and on the 12th extreme unction from the prior of Storrington.