To think there was a time not all that long ago when heretics like Francis would have been literally disemboweled by scandalized and outraged crowds – simple burning at the stake would have been considered too merciful.
And we’re not even talking about his comments on homosexuality, mass immigration, the Moslem conquest of Europe, and the idea of Christian salvation.
In another interview with his longtime atheist friend, Eugenio Scalfari, Pope Francis claims that Hell does not exist and that condemned souls just “disappear.” This is a denial of the 2,000-year-old teaching of the Catholic Church about the reality of Hell and the eternal existence of the soul.
The interview between Scalfari and the Pope was published March 28, 2018 in La Repubblica. The relevant section on Hell was translated by the highly respected web log, Rorate Caeli.
The interview is headlined, “The Pope: It is an honor to be called revolutionary.” (Il Papa: “È un onore essere chiamato rivoluzionario.”)
Scalfari says to the Pope, “Your Holiness, in our previous meeting you told me that our species will disappear in a certain moment and that God, still out of his creative force, will create new species. You have never spoken to me about the souls who died in sin and will go to hell to suffer it for eternity. You have however spoken to me of good souls, admitted to the contemplation of God. But what about bad souls? Where are they punished?”
Pope Francis says, “They are not punished, those who repent obtain the forgiveness of God and enter the rank of souls who contemplate him, but those who do not repent and cannot therefore be forgiven disappear. There is no hell, there is the disappearance of sinful souls.”
This is some bizarre psychedelic gibberish we’ve got here – the leader of the Catholic Church actually going so far as to negate 2000 years of religious teaching in two sentences.
We don’t even have to be Catholics, or be all that familiar with the writings of Scripture (I suggest everyone study them, however) to realize that we’re dealing with levels of subversion that have never before been seen in the history of Christianity.
Even the confirmed Jews who infiltrated the Church over the years kept quiet about such subjects – they were mainly content with softening the declarations calling them out as the murderers of Christ.
Needless to say, the Vatican is trying to counter-signal their leader -because even the primitive Brown people favored by the Catholics understand the concept of hell.
The Vatican has scrambled to clarify comments made by Pope Francis to a well-known Italian journalist that appeared to deny the existence of hell.
The Holy See issued a terse statement saying a lengthy article published in La Repubblica on Wednesday by Eugenio Scalfari, 93, the newspaper’s founder, was “the fruit of his reconstruction” and not “a faithful transcription of the Holy Father’s words”.
While the Vatican conceded that Scalfari, an atheist who struck up a friendship with Francis in 2013, had held a private meeting with the pontiff before the Easter weekend, it said an interview had not been granted.
The Vatican said the “literal words pronounced by the pope are not quoted” and that “no quotation of the article should be considered as a faithful transcription of the words of the Holy Father”.
Pretty strong of them to accuse a journalist who’s been around since the days of Mussolini of being fake news.
And not very convincing when you’ve seemingly angered even God Himself.
At this point I would say we’re just a migrant foot-washing ceremony or two away from watching monuments from the days of Ancient Rome crumble away into a giant bottomless sinkhole.
Not hell, though, for that is just a metaphor according to the blasphemer Frankie the Fallen.