SPECIAL PRAYER | FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020
The Vatican has requested that all local Churches be informed that all members of the faithful and other Christians are invited to participate in the special prayer of the Holy Father taking place in Saint Peter’s Square this FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020.
The Apostolic Nunciature further conveys that during this Statio orbis, which will be broadcast by Mondovision and streamed on the website of Vatican News and YouTube channel at 6:00 P.M. in Rome, 1:00 P.M. (ET), the Holy Father will grant to all participants the Plenary Indulgence before imparting the Urbi et Orbi Blessing.
WHAT IS A PLENARY INDULGENCE?
An indulgence that can remove all the temporal punishment due to forgiven sin. No one but God knows for certain when a plenary indulgence is actually gained, because only he knows whether a person’s dispositions are adequate. One norm for such dispositions is that “all attachment to sin, even venial sin, be absent.” If these dispositions are in any way less than complete, the indulgence will only be partial.
For more information and general conditions regarding Plenary Indulgences, click here.