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date: 16 October 2019

absolution. 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

The formal act of a bishop or priest pronouncing the forgiveness of sins by Christ to penitent sinners, in virtue of Christ's gift of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles empowering them to forgive or to retain sins (... ...

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