The Canterbury Tales

Religion in Pardoner's Tale.

Does Chaucer criticize the religion in middle ages in this chapter? Because I think he is trying to show the hypocrisy but I don't know if it is related to religion or he is talking in general.

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The pardoner says prayers for people and pardons their sins for money. There is definitely hypocrisy of the Church involved here. Although the Pardoner is supposed to be a pious man of God, he is quite open about drinking “licour of the vyne”, and have a “joly wenche” in every town.