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PAIN OF LOSS

The eternal loss of the beatific vision in hell. Called the poena damni, it is the primary punishment of the evil spirits and of the souls who die rejecting God.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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