The Pope has a new plan to get people engaged in the church:
In its latest attempt to keep up with the times the Vatican has married one of its oldest traditions to the world of social media by offering “indulgences” to followers of Pope Francis’ tweets.
The church’s granted indulgences reduce the time Catholics believe they will have to spend in purgatory after they have confessed and been absolved of their sins.
“That includes following Twitter,” said a source at the penitentiary, referring to Pope Francis’ Twitter account, which has gathered seven million followers. “But you must be following the events live. It is not as if you can get an indulgence by chatting on the internet.”
So follow the Pope and you will be saved!
I don’t know how anyone can take the Catholic Church serious anymore. Between their support of child rapist, sexist mentality and actions like this, that change the religion into a joke, the Vatican has become laughable. Or to some of us, even more laughable.