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Bishops in northeast Italy permit general absolution at Christmas due to pandemic

Dec 14, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Catholic bishops in northeast Italy have said that the risk of illness amid the ongoing pandemic constitutes a grave necessity... Read more

Purple stole and confessional.

Coronavirus may cause 'grave necessity' for general absolution, Vatican says

Mar 20, 2020

Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, head of the Apostolic Penitentiary, has said that the coronavirus pandemic may justify the use of general... Read more