The new pope of Rome’s reforms do not include the doctrine of purgatory.
The Vatican offers ‘time off purgatory’ to followers of Roman 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 16th-century Protestant Reformation when Martin Luther criticised raising money from the sale of masses to help people out of this Roman 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 world does not need such manipulation of man’s religious conscience.
13 Jul 2013: calling time on the Roman papacy.
18 Jul 2013: papal indulgences on offer.