Bobby wrote:

Hello,

Thanks for reading my question.

I had a question about the Urbi et Orbi Blessings at Christmas and Easter. I know that there is a plenary indulgence attached to this Blessing, but in the prayer, the word absolution is mentioned.

  • Is this Blessing also enriched with an absolution as one would receive in Confession?

Thank you very much for your answer.

Bobby

  { Is the 'Urbi et Orbi' Blessing also enriched with an absolution as one would receive in Confession? }

Eric replied:

Hi, Bobby —

This is an absolution of the temporal punishment due to sin only, not absolution of the eternal punishment, as in Confession.

It does not replace Confession for mortal sins.

Eric

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