Vatican offers ‘time off purgatory’ to followers of Pope Francis tweets

July 18, 2013


Pope Francis wants you to follow him... on Twitter.

Pope Francis wants you to follow him… on Twitter.

How’s this for a marketing strategy? is reporting on the Vatican’s latest attempts to keep up with social media.

Tom Kington writes that the Roman Catholic Church “has married one of its oldest traditions to the world of social media by offering indulgences to followers of Pope Francis‘ tweets.”

The article says, “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.”

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Stephen McDill joined the Mississippi Business Journal in 2008 after working in radio and television. He is a graduate of Belhaven University and has won awards for his writing and photojournalism from the Associated Press and Mississippi Press Association.

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