AUGUST 3, 1476

Et ut animarum salus eo tempore potius procuretur, quo magis aliorum egent suffragiis et quo minus sibi ipsis proficere valent, auctoritate Apostolica de thesauro Ecclesiae animabus in purgatorio exsistentibus succurrere volentes, quae per caritatem ab hac luce Christo unitae decesserunt ac quae, dum viverent, sibi ut huiusmodi indulgentia suffragaretur, meruerunt, paterno cupientes affectu, quantum cum Deo possumus, de divina misericordia confisi ac de plenitudine potestatis concedimus pariter ac indulgemus, ut si qui parentes, amici aut ceteri Christi fideles pietate commoti pro ipsis animabus purgatorio igni pro expiatione poenarum eisdem secundum divinam iustitiam debitarum expositis, durante dicto decennio pro reparatione ecclesiae Xanctonensi[s] certam pecuniarum quotam aut valorem iuxta decani et capituli dictae ecclesiae aut nostri collectoris ordinationem dictam ecclesiam visitando dederint aut per nuntios ab eisdem deputandos durante dicto decennio miserint, volumus ipsam plenariam remissionem per modum suffragii ipsis animabus purgatorii, pro quibus dictam quotam pecuniarum aut valorem persolverint, ut praefertur, pro relaxatione poenarum valere ac suffragari.
In order that the salvation of souls may be procured rather at that time when they need the prayers of others more, and when they can be of benefit to themselves less, by Apostolic authority from the treasure of the Church wishing to come to the aid of the souls who departed from the life united with Christ through charity, and who, while they lived, merited that they be favored by such indulgence; desiring this with paternal affection, in so far as with God's help we can, confident in the mercy of God and in the plentitude of His power, we both concede and grant that, if any parents, friends, or other faithful of Christ, moved in behalf of these souls who are exposed to purgatorial fire for the expiation of punishments due them according to divine justice, during the aforementioned ten year period give a certain sum of money for the repair of the church of Xancto, or a value according to an arrangement with the dean or overseer of said church, or our collector by visiting said church or send it during said ten year period through messengers delegated by the same, we grant as a suffrage a plenary remission to assist and intercede for the souls in purgatory, in whose behalf they paid the said sum of money or the value, as mentioned above, for the remission of punishments.


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