DECREE OF THE APOSTOLIC PENITENTIARY
A Plenary Indulgence is conceded on the usual conditions (sacramental Confession, Eucharistic Communion and prayers for the Supreme Pontiff's intentions) to members of the faithful who, in a spirit of total detachment from any sin, will take part attentively and devoutly in some of the celebrations for the 20th World Youth Day in Cologne and in its solemn conclusion. A Partial Indulgence will be granted to other members of the faithful, wherever they may be at the time of the aforesaid Meeting, if, at least with a contrite heart, they ask God with fervent prayers to strengthen young Christians in the profession of the Faith, to reinforce their love and respect for their parents, and to firmly commit themselves to shaping, in accord with the holy norms of the Gospel and Mother Church, the new family that they themselves will form or have formed, or their own life in accordance with the vocation that God has indicated to each one.
The present Decree is valid during this event. Despite any disposition to the contrary.
Given in Rome at the Apostolic Penitentiary, 2 August 2005, the pious Memorial of the "Portiuncola"
Cardinal James Francis Stafford
Fr Gianfranco Girotti, O.F.M. Conv.