THE HOLY YEAR. (For Perpetual Remembrance.) The custom sanctioned by the authority author-ity of the Supreme Pontiffs, namely, that the solemnities of the Holy Year should be accomplished chiefly at Rome, is indeed appropriate in the highest degree de-gree to the divinely appointed dignity, and to the larger gifts of the Beloved City. For this is the common country of all Christians, whoever and wherever they may be; it is the chief seat of Sacred Sa-cred Power, and the everlasting guardian guar-dian of the doctrine handed down by God; and from here, as from the sole and most venerable source, life is transmitted trans-mitted perennially through all the veins '. of the Christian Republic. It is, therefore, there-fore, highly proper that at the call of the Apostolic See, Catholics should gather here at certain intervals, in order or-der that at one and the same time they may find in the City remedies suitable for the purification of their 5ouls, and, by their presence, acknowledge the authority au-thority of Rome. So salutary and profitable pro-fitable does this seem, that we earnestly earnest-ly desire to behold multitudes thronging throng-ing Rome during the entire coming year; and, to offer additional incentives to those wishing to make the pilgrimage pilgrim-age to Rome, we will that the privileges which are freely granted by the indulgent indul-gent liberality of the Church, for the expiation of sins committed, be suspended; sus-pended; that is to siay, as has been the custom of Our Predecessors in similar cases, by Our Apostolic Authority we suspend the usual indulgences during the entire Holy Year; with, however, the prudent modification and qualification qualifica-tion hereinafter described: We will and decree that there shall remain intact and unchanged: I. Indulgences granted in articulo mortis: II. The Indulgences which, by the authority cf Our Predecessor, Benedict XIII, those may gain who, at the sound of the church bell .shall recite, either while standing or kneeling, the Angelic Salutation, or other prayer proper to the eeason: III. The Indulgences of ten years and ten quarantines granted in 1876, by the authority of Pius IX, to those who piously visit churches in which the Blessed Sacrament i3 exposed for adoration ador-ation during the Forty Houry: IV. The Indulgences granted by the decree of Our Predeceasors, Innocent XI and Innocent XII, to those who accompany ac-company the Bleased Sacrament when it is carried to the siek; or, who send a candle or a torch to be borne by others oth-ers on such occasions: V. The Indulgence hertofore granted to those who, through piety, visit the Church of St. Mary of the Angels, of the order of the Frians Minor, outside the walls of Assasi, from Vespers on the 1st of August to the setting of the sun on the following day: VI. Indulgences which Cardinal Legates Le-gates a latere of the Holy Roman Church, Nuncios of the Apostolic See, Biishops in Pontificial functions, or, when giving their blessing, or in any other accustomed form, are wont to bestow: VII. The Indulgences of privileged Altars for the faithful departed, and others granted in the same manner for the deceased alone; and, also, whatsoever whatso-ever indulgences may have been granted grant-ed for the living, but with the express proviso that thesi2 shall be applied directly di-rectly by way of suffrage to the dead. We will that all and each of these s'hall not avail the living, but the dead. We ordain and decree the following regulations concerning faculties: I. The faculty is ratified and continued contin-ued by which Bishops and other Ordinaries Ordi-naries of places grant the Indulgences in articulo mortis, and communicate the same faculty according to the letter let-ter given by our predecessor, Benedict XIV.. 5th of April, 1747: II. The faculties of the Tribunal of the Office of the Inquisition against heretical perverseneas, and the faculties facul-ties of its officials are ratified and continued; con-tinued; likewise, the faculties of Missionaries Mis-sionaries and Ministers who shall have been deputed, either by this Tribunal, or by the Congregation of Cardinals entrusted with the work of the Propagation Propa-gation of the Faith, or who s'hall have bean otherwise deputed by the Apostolic Apos-tolic See; especially the faculty of absolving ab-solving from heresy those wrho have foresworn their error, and have returned re-turned to the Faith: III. The faculties are ratified and continued, which the Office of Our Apostolic Penitentiary has conceded to the Missionaries, to be used in and for ! the benefit of their respective Mis- ; sions: IV. Likewise the faculties of Bishops ! and other Sacred Prelates in the mat- ' ter cf dispensing and absolving their , subjects in secret cases, even in those reserved to the Apostolic See. in the manner .provided for by the Holy coun. , cil of Trent, or otherwise, even in pub- I lie cases, by the common Ecclesiastical . Law. and by the Apostolic See for cer- 1 tain persons and cases. We decree the same with regard to such faculties of Prelates of Religious Orcters as may have been granted them by the Apostolic Apos-tolic See for the . regulars subject to : them. ' - With the exceptions mentioned above, ' We suspend and We oder to be considered con-sidered as null, all other Indulgences both Plenary, even those granted in the form of Jubilee, as well as Partial Indulgences. In-dulgences. And. in like manner, We suspend, and We will and decree to be absolutely inoperative, all faculties and j indults of absolving, even in cases reserved re-served to Us and to the Apos'tolic See, vows, of dispensing in any irregulari- ties and impediments, to whomsoever nr- in n-hatonuvor fnflnHflr thpP faclll- I ties and indults may have been granted. grant-ed. "Wherefore, bythe authority of the preaent Letters, We direct and command com-mand that, excepting the Indulgences of the Jubilee, and those which we have especially named above, no others in any place whatsoever be published, proclaimed, or practiced, under pain of excommunication to be incurred by the very fact, and under such other penalties pen-alties as may be inflicted by the judgment' judg-ment' of the Ordinaries. We will and order that all the De- crees contained in these Letters be held as established, ratified and valid, all I to the contrary notwithstanding. I We will that the same authority be i attributed to copies of these Letters, even if printed, provided they be signed by the hand of a Notary, and confirmed , by the seal of some one in Ecclesiastical Ecclesias-tical dignityas would be possessed by these presents if exhibited. No man, therefore, may infringe or temerariously venture J.o contravene this document of Our Suspension, decree, de-cree, declaration, will. If any one shall so presume, let him know that he will incur the wrath of Almighty God. 'and cf the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul. Given at St. Peter's in Rome In the year of the Incarnation of Our Lord, one thousand eight hundred ani ninety-nine, on the 30th day of September, in the twenty-second year of Our Pontificate. Pon-tificate. - C. Card. ALOYSIUS MASELLA, Pro-Datary. A. Card. MACCH. Visa De Curia J. De Aquila Visconti. (L. S.) . . Registered in the - Secretariate of Briefs, I. CUGNONI.