We think that God forgives sins too.<quoted text>
Saying, "I absolve you from your sins... " is what I proved.
Only God can forgive sins.
Jesus was accused of blasphemy by saying those words.
Since the priest never paid for any sin, he is unworthy of stating, "I absolve you from your sins" even in the names.
Christ gave the priest authority to absolve one of their sins in His name (see again the Prayer of Absolution).