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An indulgence has been granted for praying for the dead

By Samuel McCarthy, Church Militant, November 1, 2021

Benefits of praying for the dead

ROME ( – The Vatican is expanding special graces for Catholics — both living and dead.

Throughout the entire month of November, plenary indulgences may be obtained by visiting a cemetery and praying for the deceased, according to a decree issued last week by the Apostolic Penitentiary.

“From the renewed generosity of the Church,” reads the decree, “the faithful will certainly draw pious intentions and spiritual vigor to guide their lives according to the gospel law, in filial communion and devotion to the Supreme Pontiff. … This decree is valid for the entire month of November.” …

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