I'll Trade You Two Pope Tickets for.....

Some enterprising person posted an offer on Craigslist to trade two "cheap seats" at the Nationals Park season opener on Sunday for two tickets for the papal Mass on April 17.

You won't find the offer there now, though. The Archdiocese of Washington spotted it recently, along with a few other offers to trade or sell papal Mass tickets, and had them taken down. (They also found someone trying to sell tickets to the pope's meeting with American bishops at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on April 16. Problem is, the event isn't open to the public and there are no tickets.)

According to Susan Gibbs, spokesperson for the archdiocese, it has sent cease-and-desist letters to the offenders, and to Craigslist. "It's not right," said Gibbs. "It's a Mass and we don't sell Masses."

By Jacqueline L. Salmon |  March 28, 2008; 11:04 AM ET
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This story proves once again that you can find anything on Craigslist...

Posted by: dwilson | March 28, 2008 05:53 PM

Indulgences? Are they selling these?

Posted by: Ed | April 1, 2008 10:27 PM

Nope. That stopped back in the 1500s. You can still gain them though if you really want - just pray a bunch. ;)

Posted by: reply to ed | April 3, 2008 02:13 AM

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