Roman pontiff Francis true to type

The new pope of Rome’s reforms does not include the doctrine of purgatory.

The Vatican offers ‘time off purgatory‘ to followers of pope Francis’ tweets.

Purgatory is a figment of the Roman Catholic imagination and is not found in the teaching of Scripture. Its practice and teaching contributed to the Protestant Reformation when Martin Luther criticised the money being raised from the sale of masses to get people out of this imaginary purgatory.

Recently there were indications that purgatory was being revised. This latest scam does not suggest any progress has been made, and it simply manipulates the religious sensibilities of Roman Catholics.

The announcement is in relation to the papal visit to Brazil, the country with the largest number of Roman Catholics, at which various indulgences can be obtained by attendance at events such as the Catholic World Youth Day, in Rio de Janeiro. The Christian church does not need such manipulation of man’s religious conscience.

18/7/2013 USA Today

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