Praying for the sick, the suffering, and for those on the point of death is one of the ways we live out the reality of the communion of saints: we all want to be together in Heaven one day. This reality has become all the more apparent during the current crisis.

The graphic below explains how to obtain a plenary indulgence, i.e. the remission before God of the temporal punishment for sins already forgiven. The Church has decreed that, during the coronavirus epidemic, special indulgences can be obtained by the faithful. Below the graphic is the text of the decree issued on the subject by the Apostolic Penitentiary of the Holy See.

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