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PLENARY INDULGENCE - YEAR OF FAITH

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"...AND WHATEVER YOU SHALL LOOSE UPON EARTH, IT SHALL BE LOOSED ALSO IN HEAVEN."

The awesome power of binding and loosing is used by the Successors of Saint Peter with the greatest reserve and responsibility, out of respect for the Divine Donor of the power.Its use is uncommon, and when it is  used, as in the case of a Plenary Indulgence it is given on the basis of a practical spiritual good being performed and reception of the the Sacraments of Confession and Holy Communion and the satisfaction of other spiritual requirements.

The announcement below of the availability of Plenary Indulgences for the YEAR OF FAITH beginning this month,is a beautiful example of such conditioning and speaks for itself.( There are certain irritating English translation and spelling errors in this VIS text, but these may soon pass as there are strong rumours of a new Director of VIS being appointed soon - an English speaker!)

We strongly urge every reader to make the most of this God given opportun…