What are the complete teachings on Purgatory?

I need help finding detailed Church teachings on Purgatory. I am good with and understand what is said in the Catechism 1030-1032. However, is there more specific detailed points to Purgatory that we, as Catholics, must adhere to and defend?

I ask because most of the arguments seem to occur in the details and I would like to know exactly what I need to defend and when I can say “that is not official church teaching”.

Thank you

The following links should help answer your questions about Purgatory. If you have any further questions, please contact Catholic Answers directly.

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