- Oct 29, 2020
Plenary or full indulgences traditionally obtained during the first week of November for the souls of the faithful in purgatory can now be gained throughout the entire month of November, the Vatican said.
Jesus invites everyone to always go to him, which, Pope Francis said, also means no longer making life revolve around oneself.
In what he said was his first visit to the catacombs, Pope Francis celebrated Mass for the feast of All Souls with special words of remembrance for Catholics who still today must worship in secret.
“I am deeply grieved by the terrorist attacks of the past few days in Somalia, Afghanistan and New York,” the pope told faithful gathered in St. Peter’s square. “While deploring these acts of violence, I pray for the dead, the wounded and their families.”