Why do we need Purgatory if Christ paid for our sins?

If Christ died for our sins, if he atoned for our personal sins, then why do we as catholics believe that we still have to pay for our sins in purgatory. If Christ’s death did not pay for our sins then what did it do exactly?

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Purgatory
The Roots of Purgatory
Is Christ’s sacrifice perfect?

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