Pope Francis grants indulgences for WYD

by FLL Editorial Team




The Holy Father Pope Francis, desiring that young people, in union with the spiritual goals of the Year of Faith, announced by Pope Benedict XVI, can achieve the desired fruits of sanctification of the “XXVIII World Youth Day,” which will be held from 22 to 29 of the next month of July in Rio de Janeiro, and that has for its theme: “Go and make disciples of all nations (cf. Mt 28:19)”, at the Audience granted to the undersigned Cardinal Major Penitentiary on June 3, demonstrating the maternal heart of the Church, from the Treasury of the satisfactions of our Lord Jesus Christ, of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of all the Saints, has granted that young people and all the faithful who are properly prepared might enjoy the gift of Indulgences as follows:

A plenary Indulgence, which can be obtained once a day under the usual conditions (sacramental Confession, Eucharistic Communion, and prayer according to the intention of the Supreme Pontiff), and applicable also by way of suffrage to the souls of the faithful departed, is granted to the truly penitent and contrite faithful who devoutly participate in the sacred rites and pious exercises that will be held in Rio de Janeiro.

The faithful who are legitimately impeded can obtain the plenary Indulgence if, complying with the usual spiritual, sacramental and prayer conditions, with the purpose of filial submission to the Roman Pontiff, they participate spiritually in the sacred functions on the appointed days, provided they follow these same rites and pious exercises as they take place via television or radio, or, always with appropriate devotion, by the new means of social communication.

To understand more clearly what a "Plenary Indulgence" is, please visit the following site:
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Pope Francis grants indulgences for World Youth Day