Discount for prayers at shopping mall church

Shoppers are being offered discounts for praying the loudest at a church inside a shopping mall in Chile.

Worshippers at the church in the shopping centre in Santiago also get a McDonalds voucher or a chocolate bar after confession.

The Parque Arauco mall has reported an increase in sales since the Catholic church opened, reports Las Ultimas Noticias.

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Priests tell shoppers about the latest offers before mass, every Sunday, and worshippers can bring in their shopping bags.

Clothes shop Dockers sponsored the installation of a sound system that detects the loudest person in the church during prayers and rewards them with a discount in the shop.

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