Vatican City, Dec 10, 2020 / 07:30 am
Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence to Catholics celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at home this Saturday.
Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes announced the pope's decision following a Dec. 6 Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, reported ACI Prensa, CNA's Spanish-language news partner.
"The situation of the pandemic forced us, for the sake of everyone's life, to keep the Guadalupe complex closed from Dec. 10 to Dec. 13, and therefore the celebrations of Our Mother, instead of coming here to her house, she wants to go to your house," he said.
The Primate of Mexico offered further details in a letter dated Dec. 7.