Yes, you read that headline correctly!
Apparently the Vatican isn’t satisfied with Pope Francis’ paltry 2.7 million Twitter followers, so they’re staging a campaign to boost his numbers.
If you decide to follow @Pontifex during World Youth Day, which takes place in Brazil July 23-28, the pope will bestow upon you a “plenary indulgence,” which reduces the amount time you have to spend in purgatory after death.
Wait a minute…it’s like a Disneyland fastpass!
- Will you follow @Pontifex next week to snag one of those indulgences? Let us know in the comments section!