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Pope grants plenary indulgence for World Youth Day participants

Catholic World News - July 09, 2013

Pope Francis has announced that all participants in the July celebration of World Youth Day (WYD) in Rio de Janeiro will be eligible for a plenary indulgence, under the usual conditions.

Plenary indulgences will also be granted to those who, while unable to travel to Brazil, participate in the WYD observances by television, radio, or internet connections. A partial indulgence will be granted to those who pray for the success of the WYD observances during the time of the events in Brazil, using the official WYD and invoking Our Lady of Aparecida, the Queen of Brazil.

The indulgences were announced in a decree made public on July 9 by the Apostolic Penitentiary, and signed by Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro and Bishop Krzysztof Nykiel, the penitentiary major and regent of the Apostolic Penitentiary, respectively.

The usual conditions for a plenary indulgence are sacramental Confession, reception of the Eucharist, and prayer for the intentions of the Pope.

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  • Posted by: matthew.buckley1558 - Jul. 21, 2013 11:01 PM ET USA

    The other condition for a plenary indulgence which often does not get mentioned is freedom from attachment to venial sin.

  • Posted by: tturner3998 - Jul. 19, 2013 6:02 PM ET USA

    May God bless the Holy Father!

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