A quote from Pope Francis:
“Church tradition has always urged prayer for the dead, in particular by offering the celebration of the Eucharist for them: it is the best spiritual help that we can give to their souls, particularly to the most abandoned ones. The foundation of prayers of remembrance is found in the communion of the Mystical Body. Remembering the dead, caring for their tombs and prayers of suffrage are testimony to confident hope, rooted in the certainty that death does nto have the last word on human destiny, as humanity is destined for a life without end, that has its root and its fulfillment in God.”
— Angelus, St. Peter’s Square, Nov. 2, 2014
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