Redeemed – certainly. Justified – perhaps, someday.

Pope Francis says atheists who do good are redeemed too.

The Vatican issued an “explanatory note on the meaning of “salvation,” on Thursday, May 23, after media reports circulated indicating that Pope Francis” promised heaven for everyone engaged in good works, including atheists.

In response to the media attention, the Rev. Thomas Rosica, a Vatican spokesman, said that people who know about the Catholic church “cannot be saved” if they “refuse to enter her or remain in her.”

Rosica also said that Francis had “no intention of provoking a theological debate on the nature of salvation,” during his homily on Wednesday.

 

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1 Comment

  1. I don’t know about this Pope, on Salvation….Atheist being saved, that do good works!
    We can’t blame it, on Foreign Speech misinterpretations….as in, JPII- we are all gods, and kissing the Koran, and sitting under the Upside-down cross during an address to the Jews! Hmmmm


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