Amman: Latin Vicariate sheds light on acquisition of forgiveness

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Amman: Latin Vicariate sheds light on acquisition of forgiveness

Bishop William Shomali

Brother Priests, nuns, and all believers,

On March 19, 2020, the Holy See Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments issued a decree declaring complete forgiveness. The complete forgiveness means eliminating all the timely penalties for sins in line with the requirements of divine justice in this life and in the next life.
The aforementioned forgiveness is granted to the following categories:

- All COVID-19 patients,
-All those under quarantine in homes and and hospitals,
-Workers in health departments (doctors, nurses, and nurses) who risk their lives to treat the patients,
-Relatives of patients,
-And the believers who pray for the healing of the sick and of the healing of the entire world.

His Holiness Pope Francis wants to grant this forgiveness publicly on Friday, March 27, in the empty Square of St. Peter. Knowing that forgiveness is not valid to only one day, it can be used once for the duration of the epidemic.

Whether we receive forgiveness through the blessings of His Holiness, or individually later, the required conditions are as follows:
-Participation in the Mass even through media outlets,
-Or by praying the rosary,
-Or by conducting the Way of the Cross or reciting the rosary of divine mercy,
-Or by kneeling to the Eucharist for at least half an hour,
-Or the least (especially for the aforementioned patients) by reciting "We Believe" and "Our Father', as well as any prayer dedicated to the Virgin Mother.

In order to obtain the aforementioned forgiveness, and in addition to the aforementioned, believers must fulfill the following three normal conditions, whenever this becomes possible, namely to go to confession, to receive the Holy Communion, and prayer according to the intentions of the Pontiff.
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Fri, 03/27/2020 - 13:34
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