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The Church's ritual book on the Pastoral Care of the Sick  uses the term " Apostolic Pardon " for what elsewhere, for instance in the Enchiridion Indulgentiarum , is called the "Apostolic Blessing with attached plenary indulgence".  Priests are urged to impart it to the dying, but if a priest cannot be had, the Church grants a plenary indulgence, to be acquired at the moment of death, to any rightly disposed Christian who in life was accustomed to say some prayers, with the Church itself supplying the three conditions normally required for gaining a plenary indulgence (Confession, Communion and prayers for the Pope's intentions).  
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