Tweet your way out of purgatory (but there’s work involved)

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'Hellmouth' miniature from the Hours of Catherine of Cleves, Morgan Library & Museum. Photo by Master of Catherine of Cleves [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons (

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(RNS) Pope Francis plans to grant plenary indulgences by Twitter during the World Youth Day, which will be held July 23-28 in Brazil. But to get an indulgence, Catholics must have already had their sins absolved by a priest.

  • jay

    This is just about the dumbest thing I have ever heard. Anyone who still follows this rubbish needs to take a giant step back and give a little thought to what is being said here.