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Purgatory is necessary so that souls can be cleansed and perfected before they enter into heaven. Thus made atonement for the dead that they might be free from sin." Additional references are found in Zechariah, Sirach, and the Gospel of Matthew.
Jewish tradition also reinforces this belief as well as the tradition and teaching of the Church, which has been affirmed throughout history.
According to Catholic belief, the soul of a person who dies can go to one of three places.
Consistent with these teachings and traditions, Catholics believe that through the prayers of the faithful on Earth, the dead are cleansed of their sins so they may enter into heaven.The belief in purgatory has not been without controversy.All Souls Day is a holy day set aside for honoring the dead.The day is primarily celebrated in the Catholic Church, but it is also celebrated in the Eastern Orthodox Church and a few other denominations of Christianity.Certainly, some flagrant abuses of the doctrine were used to raise money for the Church during the renaissance.
Famously, Martin Luther argued with the monk, Johan Tetzel, over the sale of indulgences.