Last Monday the Vatican announced that pope Benedict XVI will hand out indulgences to young people who attend the upcoming World Youth Days in Cologne, Germany. Not sure if the media picked this up, because the Vatican sends out press releases in Latin and Italian. The first is a dead languague, the second the language of the maffia, so that explains it. But the fact that a German pope on his first public appearance outside the Vatican, decides to hand out indulgences in what is also the homeland of the reformation, is quite incredible.
The deal is simple: you show you're a good Catholic by showing up on the WYD, and the church will grant you less time in purgatory. Who does the pope think he is - JESUS? ;-) Anyway, I told you this pope will bring us back to the reformation times. Germany is on God's agenda and a new reformation will start here that will once again shake the Roman empire.