History: Indulgences in the Middle Ages

Posted on Sun 21 January 2024 in history

Indulgences were granted to persons who committed sins against the Catholic church. Indulgences were granted to allow an individual penance from their sins. All or a portion of the punishment the person would have received in the afterlife is waived in exchange for church contributions or good deeds. The practice of granting indulgences became very popular in the high middle ages, .