The pope has no power over Purgatory."Papal indulgences do not remove guilt.
Peter's and give the money to the poor folk who are being fleeced by the hawkers of indulgences." 2.
His hope is that the story he has to tell “is one which can shed considerable light on how societies construct their understandings of the past, on how those understandings develop and change over time, and on how scholarly and popular views of history co-exist with each other, as well as combine, collude, and occasionally clash”.
In tracing how - and why - a 'non-event' ended up becoming a defining episode of the modern historical imagination, 1517 explores the multiple ways in which the figure of Martin Luther, and the nature of the Reformation itself, have been remembered and used for their own purposes by subsequent generations of Protestants and others - in Germany, Britain, the United States and elsewhere.
Christians should be taught that he who gives to the poor is better than he who receives a pardon. When man believes himself to be utterly lost, light breaks. He who does not have this is lost even though he be absolved a million times by the pope, and he who does have it may not wish to be released from Purgatory, for true contrition seeks penalty.