Reserved for those on their deathbed, the Apostolic Pardon is a true gift of grace for the dying.

As a person draws closer to the doors of death, there is one blessing in particular that the Church reserves for this most sacred moment: the Apostolic Pardon. It is a pardon that can be given by any priest and has the special power of removing all temporal punishment due to sin.

Today at Aleteia, you can read the account of one husband’s experience of seeing his wife receive this special grace.

 

The Catholic Encyclopedia explains exactly what the Apostolic Pardon is and the requirements to perform it.

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