NEW Plenary Indulgence During COVID-19 Pandemic

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In her great mercy and desire for the salvation of souls, Holy Mother Church has released the following plenary indulgence directives in this time of the COVID-19 Coronavirus epidemic, when many faithful are unable to receive the Sacraments. Below is an excerpt taken from the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter website, and source information can be found here and here – read it all!

The Apostolic Penitentiary just released new directives for a plenary indulgence that you can gain during this time of the coronavirus pandemic (N.B. this is a translation from the original Italian):

A Plenary Indulgence is granted to the faithful affected by coronavirus, or subjected to quarantine by order of the health authority in hospitals or in their own homes if, with a soul detached from any sin, they spiritually unite through the media to the celebration of the Holy Mass, the recitation of the Holy Rosary, the pious practice of the Via Crucis or other forms of devotion, or if at least they will recite the Creed, the Our Father, and a pious invocation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, offering this proof in a spirit of faith in God and charity towards our brothers and sisters, with the will to fulfill the usual conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer according to the intentions of the Holy Father), as soon as it is possible for them.

Furthermore, the Apostolic Penitentiary willingly grants a Plenary Indulgence under the same conditions on the occasion of the current world epidemic, even to those faithful who offer a visit to the Blessed Sacrament, or Eucharistic adoration, or the reading of the Holy Scriptures for at least half an hour, or the recitation of the Holy Rosary, or the pious exercise of the Via Crucis, or the recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, to implore from Almighty God the cessation of the epidemic, relief for those who are afflicted, and the eternal salvation of the many whom the Lord has called to himself.


Pope Francis prays before the crucifix in St Marcelo church on the Via del Corso, Rome (Vatican Media)
Mercy, Holy Crucifix!



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