The teaching Magisterium of the Church also affirms
the belief in purgatory.
Council of Lyons II (1274)
We believe ... that the souls, by the purifying compensation
are purged after death.
Council of Florence (1438)
Repeated the Council of Lyons II (1274).
Council of Trent (1545-1563)
We constantly hold that purgatory exists, and that the souls
of the faithful there detained are helped by the prayers of the