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It's a small room that is divided into two parts by a wall. There will usually be a hole in the wall that a veil or a screen will cover up. This enables the priest to sit on one side of the screen and not see the person on the other side, but still hear them. This is for confession, where a Catholic will repent their sins to God and say a series of prayers while asking forgiveness. Through the power administered through him by God, the priest will absolve their sins and sometimes give them advice as to how they can over come their faults.
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