The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

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The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is the anointing which is given by a priest to those who are seriously ill.

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What are the effects of this Sacrament?
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The effects of this Sacrament are to comfort and strengthen those who are seriously ill, to forgive their sins and to restore their health if this is God’s will, or to prepare them for eternal life.
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What authority is there for this Sacrament?

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The authority for this Sacrament is found in Scripture :

‘Is anyone sick among you? Let him bring in the priests of the Church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick man; and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins he will be forgiven’ (James 5).

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