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However, Morning and Evening Prayer (Lauds and Vespers) for the Dead, in which the people participate, may be said.

In some other languages the celebration, not necessarily on the same date, is known as Day of the Dead (DĂ­a de los Muertos or de los Difuntos in Spanish-speaking countries; halottak napja in Hungary; Yom el Maouta in Lebanon, Israel and Syria).

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.

A hermit living there told him that amid the rocks was a chasm communicating with purgatory, from which perpetually rose the groans of tortured souls.