How are indulgenes granted?


For example, the Pope granted a special indulgence for all those who atteneded WYD. How does he do this? Does he just think to himself, “I’m going to grant an indulgence.” Is there a special prayer or rite that he has to do? How’s it all happen? :slight_smile:


The indulgence is proclaimed by Papal Bull, which stipulates the type of indulgence and the criteria for obtaining it.

(a “bull” is like a letter or memo (from the same Latin root as “Bulletin.”) It isn’t a sarcastic term (bull-****) as some have thought).


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