Pope Francis has written the preface to Non avere paura di perdonare, a biography of Father Luis Dri written by Andrea Tornielli and Alver Metalli.
The Argentine priest, born in the 1920s, is a Capuchin Franciscan priest known for his long hours spent hearing confessions.
In the preface, Pope Francis discussed the priest’s devotion to St.
Leopold Mandic, another Capuchin who spent long hours in the
confessional, and emphasized the importance of priests showing mercy in
Confession, in imitation of the father in the parable of the prodigal