From our friends at USA TODAY:

Following Pope Francis's Twitter feed may be good for your soul – both in this life and the next.

The indulgences, which can reduce the time a soul spends in purgatory, will be available to Francis' nearly 2.7 million Twitter followers – if they tune in the world to World Youth Day broadcasts or take other spiritual actions.

It's a way for the faithful to get the spiritual benefits of World Youth day even if they can't be there, said Bob O'Gorman, a retired religion professor and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Catholicism.

I'm getting right on that.....right now.....