EWTN Catholic Q&A
plenary indulgences
Question from Hank Gilday on 04-04-2005:

On Sunday, my parish priest mentioned something about plenary indulgences as a result of the Pope's death. I didn't get the full message because my 3 year old needed my attention! Can you tell me what he was talking about. Thank you!

Answer by Colin B. Donovan, STL on 04-15-2005:

I don't know, unless he was mentioning that we still can obtain them. There is no plenary indulgence associated with the death of some one, other than the one which the dying themselves may obtain as part of the Last Rites.