remission i.e. cancellation before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven.We can help ourselves and our departed to lessen serving Divine Justice in Purgatory.)
In order to obtain plenary indulgences, the faithful who are truly repentant and filled with charity must fulfil the following ritual conditions: sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father.
On June 13, 1912, Saint Pius X granted new indulgences to practices which almost exactly foreshadow the requests of Pontevedra:"To promote the piety of the Faithful towards Immaculate Mary, Mother of God, and to make Reparation for the outrages done to Her Holy Name and Her privileges by impious men, Saint Pius X granted, for the first Saturday of each month, a plenary indulgence, applicable to the Souls in Purgatory.
Conditions: Confession, Communion, prayers for the intentions of the Sovereign Pontiff and pious practices in the spirit of Reparation in honor of the Immaculate Virgin."
Prot No 1004/16/1
MOST HOLY FATHER
Peter Machado, Bishop of Belgaum, along with the clergy of the Cathedral, Church, under the title of Our Lady of the Family Rosary of Fatima, with filial devotion towards Your Holiness, earnestly request for a plenary Indulgence for the faithful who, moved by genuine repentance and charity, having purified themselves with the sacrament of Confession and received the Most Holy Eucharist, and offered prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father, from the coming 13th of December till 13th of October 2017, attend the sacred function in the Cathedral Church of Belgaum, in order to worthily join the centenary celebration (13th May to 13 October 2017) at Cove de Iria where three little shepherd children – Lucy, Francis and Jacinta – were blessed with the singular and unexpected favour of seeing with their own eyes the Virgin Mary, who invited them in a motherly fashion to pray for the conversion of sinners; and to make penance for the salvation of souls.
And God …
5th December 2016
THE APOSTOLIC PENITENTIARY, by order of the Holy Father, Francis, willingly grants the Marian Year and the Plenary Indulgence attached to it, to the faithful, who on duty fulfilling the conditions mentioned above, will attend the celebration before the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima exposed for public veneration, offer prayers for a reasonable space of time for the conversion of sinners, for vocations for priesthood and religious life, and for the defense of the institution of family life, concluding with the Lord’s Prayer, the Apostles’ Creed and the invocations to the Blessed Virgin Mary of Fatima.
Those faithful who due to old age, illness or other serous reason, are impeded from doing so, can similarly obtain the plenary Indulgence if after repenting of all their sins, with the intention of fulfilling as early as possible the usual conditions, before some small statue of our Lady of Fatima, unite themselves with those that attend the Jubilee function or pilgrimage, through their prayers and sufferings, or the hardships of their life, offered trustingly to the merciful God through Mary.
Hence to make obtaining Divine Mercy, through the forgiving power of the Church, less difficult for pastoral charity, this Penitentiary earnestly asks that both the Diocesan penitentiary and the clergy of the Cathedral Church be generously available for the celebration of the sacrament of Penance and in the ministry of administering Holy Communion to the sick.
`This holds good for the present Jubilee Year, notwithstanding anything to the contrary.
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Prot No 1005/16/1
D E C R E E
The Apostolic Penitentiary, in virtue of the forgiving power granted in a most special way by Christ our Lord and God to FRANCIS who by divine Providence is the Pope, willingly grants to His Excellency, Most Revered PETER MACHADO, Bishop of Belgaum, that on 13 December 2016 and on 13 October 2017, on which respectively the Jubilee Year of Fatima will be inaugurated and concluded in the Cathedral Church of Belgaum, under the title of Our Lady of the Family Rosary of Fatima, after the Pontifical Eucharistic Sacrifice has been offered, grants to all the faithful present, who are genuinely repentant and are moved by charity, will attend the same ceremonies, the PAPAL BLESSING with the attached Plenary Indulgence, under the usual conditions for obtaining it. (Sacrament of Confession, Reception of the Eucharist, and praying for the intentions of the Supreme Pontiff)
Those Faithful also will receive, as per the norm of the law, the PAPAL BLESSING who though due to reasonable circumstances were not present physically at the sacred rites, yet will have followed with a pious intention of the mind these scared rites when they were broadcast by television or the radio.
Given at Rome from the House of the Apostolic Penitentiary, on 5th December 2016 A.D.
This holds good for the present Jubilee Year, notwithstanding anything to the contrary.
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