Catholic Dictionary




Formerly a book containing the prayers and exercises to which indulgences were attached by the Holy See; the conditions for gaining these indulgences; and their application to the souls in purgatory. Translations of the official edition of the Sacred Congregation of Indulgences were authorized for national and local use. Since the Second Vatican Council, the Raccolta has become the Enchiridion of Indulgences, authorized by Pope Paul VI in 1968.