Red Francis Makes Headlines on Holy Thursday Saying ‘There Is No Hell’
Controversial Pope Francis, who is known for shooting off his mouth to reporters before thinking, made headlines this Holy Week.
Red Francis reportedly told an atheist reporter friend “There is no hell.”
This is a clean break from 2,000 years of Catholic teaching.
The Vatican later today released a statement saying they could “neither confirm nor deny” the pope made these remarks to his atheist friend.
This is confusing… The Vatican neither ‘confirmed nor denied’ Pope Francis’s alleged quote that there is no hell — breaking 2000 years of Catholic teaching. pic.twitter.com/mYhikLhJfo
— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) March 30, 2018
The Vatican’s official response reads:
“The Holy Father Francis recently received the founder of the newspaper La Repubblica in a private meeting on the occasion of Easter, without however giving him any interviews. What is reported by the author in today’s article [in La Repubblica] is the result of his reconstruction, in which the textual words pronounced by the Pope are not quoted. No quotation of the aforementioned article must therefore be considered as a faithful transcription of the words of the Holy Father.”
Of course, the confusing remarks from the Catholic leader made headlines around the world.
Pat Buchanan weighed in on the controversial remarks today at World Net Daily:
On the first Holy Thursday, Judas betrayed Christ. And of Judas the Lord said, “Woe to that man by whom the Son of Man shall be betrayed; it were better for him if that man had never been born.”
Did the soul of Judas, and those of the monstrous evildoers of history, “just fade away,” as Gen. Douglas MacArthur said of old soldiers? If there is no hell, is not the greatest deterrent to the worst of sins removed?
What did Christ die on the cross to save us from?
If Francis made such a statement, it would be rank heresy.
Had the pope been speaking ex cathedra, as the vicar of Christ on earth, he would be contradicting 2,000 years of Catholic doctrine, rooted in the teachings of Christ himself. He would be calling into question papal infallibility, as defined in 1870 by the Vatican Council of Pius IX.
Questions would arise as to whether Francis is a true pope.
This truly was a calamitous mistake by a clumsy pope on Holy Thursday of all days.