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How to Obtain a Plenary Indulgence During Holy Week

A plenary indulgence is a grace granted by the Catholic Church through the merits of Jesus Christ, Mary and all the saints to remove the temporal punishment due to sin.

The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe inside the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City on Feb. 15, 2016. Credit: Eduardo Berdejo/CNA. /

Pope Francis Grants Plenary Indulgence to Catholics Marking Guadalupe Feast at Home

Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence to Catholics celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at home this Saturday. 

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Pope Francis Urges Catholics to Follow ‘God’s Logic’

Pope Francis urged Catholics Sunday to follow “God’s logic” by taking responsibility for the welfare of others.