Every November, the Church offers the faithful an opportunity to offer a plenary indulgence for the a soul in purgatory. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Vatican has issued a special decree extending the plenary indulgence for the souls in purgatory throughout the month of November. The decree asks the faithful to visit a cemetery and pray for the deceased, go to Confession, receive Holy Communion and pray for the Holy Father. Additional information and suggested prayers can be found at CHURCHPOP.COM

A wonderful discussion of Purgatory and the role of indulgences as “salutary remedies for temporal punishment due to sin” can be read at Purgatory

You can find the official definition of indulgences in the Catechism of the Catholic Church found here: Indulgences