Praying for the dead existed from the very beginning, it exists even in the Scriptures - along with the earliest Christian testimonies.
By contrast, Purgatory is clearly a later innovation that makes sense only within the framework of the legalistic doctrine of Salvation that developed in the West in the Middle Ages. Purgatory was not part of the common deposit of Faith. Eastern Churches .
Look into the Ancient Faith, brother. I am sure you'd be surprised.
Be blessed,ALL OF YOU
Purgatory is false
Purgatory is false if you believe in purgatory then you believe that Jesus Christ did not pay in full for our sins so I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross and did pay in full for our sins this Catholic priest is false false false false false Jesus Christ paid in full for all of our sins which means there is no such thing as purgatory and never was it's a Catholic thing they need to bow down and give their lives up to the Lord for real and no other man can make you a saint but the Lord Jesus Christ if you believe in him and you gave your life to him you are a saint God bless you all and I love you and I will pray for those who believe in that false Doctrine.please come and join orthodoxy=THE ONLY TRUTH