What is another word for penance?

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[ pˈɛnəns], [ pˈɛnəns], [ p_ˈɛ_n_ə_n_s]

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What is penance?

Penance is a religious practice that involves reconciling with God through humbly acknowledging one's wrongs and performing some form of penance. In Christianity, the three principal forms of penance are confession, Absolution, and sacrament.

Confession is the most common form of penance. It involves telling one's sins to a priest or spiritual leader. Absolution is the forgiveness of sins. A priest or spiritual leader can give absolution if someone has confessed their sins and has asked for forgiveness.

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