absolution

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Synonyms for absolution

Synonyms for absolution

the act or an instance of forgiving

Synonyms for absolution

the condition of being formally forgiven by a priest in the sacrament of penance

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the act of absolving or remitting

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I want to begin the year with New Year absolutions," I said.
bishops a Vatican commentary suggesting such absolutions were "a serious abuse.
leafless, not puddles clarified to ice, the absolutions of fog in a
He bought more absolutions than he could afford and built a chapel on his estate in Slapton where monks provide continuous prayers for him.
Going to the communal penance service with individual absolutions.
At a communal penance service with general absolution.
In an apostolic letter to bishops, the Vatican has announced that some "habitual" sinners can never be forgiven and urged priests to desist from granting group confessions and blanket absolutions.
The letter from the pope said, "It is clear that penitents living in a habitual state of serious sin and who do not intend to change their situation cannot validly receive absolution.