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A pilgrim’s guide to Poland raises the sort of questions you would never see in a Lonely Planet

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During Eastertide many souls are released to heaven. They need our prayers as they cannot help themselves

The Dream of Gerontius leaves us vividly aware of the drama of salvation

Purgatory exists even if we rarely talk about it

A N Wilson suggests that purgatory only became part of Church doctrine in 1274

At his general audience Pope Benedict XVI commented on the teachings of purgatory from medieval mystic St Catherine of Genoa