The teaching Magisterium of the church in ecumenical
council also affirms indulgences.
Council of Trent (1545-1563), Decree
on Indulgences, Session 25
"Christ gave the power of granting indulgences to the Church,
and since the Church has, even in ancient times,
of this divinely given power (Mt. 16:19; 18:18), the
teaches and commands that the usage of
usage most beneficial to Christians and approved by
authority of the holy councils--should be kept up
Church; and it anathematizes those who say that
are useless, or that the Church does not have the
of granting them."