Thank you, Cardinal Piacenza. The elderly and those who are sick and unable to leave the house can participate in the indulgence by praying for the souls in purgatory before an image of Jesus or Mary. Very helpful.
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA, October 2020:
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has extended the availability of certain plenary indulgences for the souls in Purgatory, amid concerns about avoiding large gatherings of people in churches or cemeteries and including those confined to home due to the pandemic.
According to adecreeOct. 23, certain indulgenced acts, which can help to remit the temporal punishment due to sin for those who have died in a state of grace, can be obtained throughout the entire month of November 2020.
The decree was signed by Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, major penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary.
In an interview with Vatican News, Cardinal Piacenza said that bishops had requested an extended timeframe for the plenary indulgence, considering the importance of the commemoration of the feasts of All Saints’ Day on Nov. 1 and All Souls’ Day on Nov.
In the interview, Cardinal Piacenza said that, although the availability…
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