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What is a Plenary Indulgence? #Covid-19

What is a Plenary Indulgence? #Covid-19

Plenary indulgences can be obtained in many ways for the duration of the coronavirus epidemic. Along with a simple explanation, here is the text of the decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary, which explains it in detail.

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Full Text of Pope Francis' "Urbi et Orbi" Meditation

Full Text of Pope Francis' "Urbi et Orbi" Meditation

"It is a time to get our lives back on track with regard to you, Lord, and to others," Pope Francis said in his address prior to presiding over the Eucharistic Adoration and then imparting an extraordinary 'Urbi et Orbi' blessing from Saint Peter's Square.

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Plenary Indulgences and Possible Collective Absolution in Time of Emergency

The Apostolic Penitenciary has announced that "the gift of special Indulgences is granted to the faithful suffering from COVID-19 disease, commonly known as Coronavirus, as well as to health care workers, family members and all those who care for them in any capacity, including through prayer." It also reminds the faithful of the possibility of collective absolution in times of emergency.

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Online Weekday Masses

Online Weekday Masses

Below are some links to online Masses which may be useful while there are no public Masses in churches (all times UK time or US EDT time).

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Corona: Use it, Don't Lose it

Corona: Use it, Don't Lose it

A podcast about how to make the most of the unique situation brought about by the coronavirus outbreak. Hear from young people who share their strategies and experiences.

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