“Indeed, I confess, that of the Penitentiary is the kind of Court I really like. Because it is the “court of mercy” we turn to, to receive the crucial medicine for our soul, which is God’s Mercy.” – about The Apostolic Penitentiary
Pope Francis has granted a general indulgence of sins with a decree from the Apostolic Penitentiary, signed by the Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, on the occasion of the 25th Jubilee World Congress of the Catholic Physicians that will be held in Zagreb from 30th May to 2nd June 2018.
With the decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary No. 9/18/l, the participants of the 25th Jubilee World FIAMC (World Federation of the Catholic Medical Associations) Congress under the title “Sanctity of Life and the Medical Profession, from Humanae Vitae to Laudato Si” may receive indulgence or the general indulgence if they
- approach the sacrament of Confession,
- approach Holy Communion, and
- join praying for the Holly Father’s intention.
General indulgence is given to all Catholic participants of the Congress who have made sincere confession of sins and who are filled and lead by the Christian love. General indulgence may also be intended for the souls of faithful in the Purgatory.
It is valid for all faithful that will participate at the 25th Jubilee World Congress in Zagreb from 30th May to 2nd June 2018 entitled “Sanctity of Life and the Medical Profession, from Humanae Vitae to Laudato Si” and humbly pray to God for their own faithfulness to the Christian calling, an increase in Church vocations, more priests, and the protection of the family through the Virgin Mary’s invocation „Health of the Sick“.
Partial indulgence of sins is given to those members justifiably prevented from participating in the congressional work if they unite in fervent prayers with a humble and contrite heart.