See this online text:

  • “He Descended Into Hell”, by Pope John Paul II. General Audience on January 11, 1989. Taken from L’Osservatore Romano, Weekly Edition in English, 16 January 1989. May be read online on this page at Catholic Culture, and on this page of the Document and Audio Libraries of EWTN.
  • Also available en Español e Italiano:
    • Udienza Generale di Papa Giovanni Paolo II, Mercoledì, 11 gennaio 1989. Disponibile presso la Santa Sede.
    • “Descendió a los infiernos”: Audiencia General de Papa Juan Pablo II, Miércoles 11 de enero de 1989. Disponible en la Santa Sede.

See also these texts relating to the doctrine of Holy Saturday:

See these texts relating to the liturgy of Holy Saturday:

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“It was thus that Christ died as a ransom, paid once for all, on behalf of our sins, he the innocent for us the guilty, so as to present us in God’s sight. In his mortal nature he was done to death, but endowed with fresh life in his spirit, and it was in his spirit that he went and preached to the spirits who lay in prison… He sits, now, at the right hand of God, annihilating death, to make us heirs of eternal life; he has taken his journey to heaven, with all the angels and powers and princedoms made subject under his feet.” (1 Peter 3:17-19,22, formatting supplied)