7.80 Official Indulgence letter from Andronicos "The Great"

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Andronicos "The Great" as Director of the Human Race and Manager Planet Earth commands and Andronicos "The Cynic" responds as follows.........


I highly commend Mr Karol Wojtyla (PN 265-110), Head of the Vatican "Sovereign" Tribe for his many apologies over the last few years on behalf of the Catholic Church.

One of the main causes of the birth of Protestantism in the 16th century was the open sale of Indulgences by the Catholic Church. This was a document you could buy at considerable cost from the Church which guaranteed you would avoid hell. It was a kind of Get out of Jail (if you pay enough money) Card. The satirical one that follows is also for a good cause. Perhaps it will help make amends:

From:	The Catholic Church
To:	God

Dear God

We are sorry for all the following mistakes made: 

[Create list but don't forget to include "the selling of forgiveness of sins for money".]

So we hereby assign 90% of all our worldly assets to you in return for forgiveness.
We now realise that the parable of the 10 Talents should not have been taken literally.
Thanks for being indulgent.



The Pope, Vatican, Rome

Witnessed by 12 Senior Cardinals:

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I am a Catholic and I find this offensive.

But Andronicos "The Great" does commend the Pope and he is not actually commanding the Catholic Church to sign it or hand over their money.

I still find if offensive.

I hereby retract my satirical Indulgence Letter.

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