Papal Indulgences/Indulgences for the dead

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Papal Indulgences/Indulgences for the Dead


Arguably the practice of granting Indulgences traces its roots to the earliest centuries of the Christian era. It is part of the elaborate and often complicated Roman Catholic system of penance. The Catholic Catechism describes it as, “a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and the saints” .

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