600x399118Pope Francis stunned parishioners, faith leaders and his own master of ceremonies Friday when he broke protocol to do something wholly unexpected: he bowed down in front of the crowd at St. Peter’s Basilica and confessed his sins to an ordinary priest, Reuters reported. Typically, the pope goes to confession in private, so his decision was a departure from the past. Francis made the noteworthy move after uttering a sermon in which he covered the importance of confession in the Catholic faith.  “Who can say he is not a sinner? Nobody. We all are,” the pope told an audience of thousands. Afterward, he was supposed to join 60 priests around the massive church in hearing the sins of the faithful, but he had a very different plan. MORE