“Vatican City, Jul 9, 2013 / 10:45 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis will grant a plenary indulgence – a remission of all temporal punishment due to sin – to World Youth Day Catholic participants, the Vatican announced July 9″
“Pope Francis has announced that all participants in the July celebration of World Youth Day (WYD) in Rio de Janeiro will be eligible for a plenary indulgence, under the usual conditions.”
I always thought that Rome had abandoned the selling of indulgences after the Protestant Reformation. Apparently I am wrong. There have been other occurrences of this practice. Bad habits are hard to break. You can read about it here and here.