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Special Absolution During 2015 Shroud of Turin Exposition

February 27, 2015

imageCindy Wooden writing for the Catholic News Service reports that During Turin Shroud display, archbishop offers absolution to women who have had abortions:

With the aim of ensuring that the public display of the Shroud of Turin promotes conversion and healing, the archbishop of Turin has given priests throughout the archdiocese special faculties to offer absolution to women who confess to having had an abortion.

The display of the shroud from April 19 – June 24 should be “a time of grace that translates into attitudes of conversion, the fruit of repentance and newness of life,” Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia wrote in a decree signed February 18, Ash Wednesday.

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However, he said, the permission granted to priests is limited to the time of the shroud’s public display so as not to “diminish the rigour of the law,” which aims to teach people how seriously wrong it is to kill an innocent life.

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  1. February 27, 2015 at 6:30 am

    I think that this is a terrific effort for the people involved in an abortion. A chance at renewing ones self and becoming one with the Church again.

  2. rick
    February 27, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    divine mercy chaplet and divine mercy sunday are also good ways

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