This very issue, indulgences, is what set Martin Luther off on the move that would become the Protestant breakaway from the Roman Catholic Church. And it's just as evil and idiotic now as it was 500 years ago.
Court in charge of forgiveness of sins says those that follow upcoming event via social media will be granted indulgences
Salvation – or at least a shorter stay in Purgatory – might now be only a tweet away with news that Pope Francis is to offer “indulgences” – remissions for temporary punishment – to the faithful who follow him on the social media site.
What’s next “like” the pope on facebook and get a pass on three weeks of mass attendance