The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on WND Politics
Is the pope Catholic?
It’s not a punch line.
And it would be a rhetorical question in any papacy except that of Pope Francis. But the head of the Roman Catholic Church is showing signs of abandoning fundamental Catholic doctrines – including the existence of hell.
In a recent address, Pope Francis declared “everything will be saved” upon Christ’s return.
“The thought that at the end of our history there will be merciful Jesus suffices in order to have faith and not to curse life,” the pope said. “Everything will be saved. Everything.”
This would suggest the church is opening up to “universalism,” the doctrine that states everyone will ultimately be given salvation.
More spectacularly, Eugenio Scalfari, founder of “la Repubblica,” newspaper and a major Italian journalistic and cultural influence, argues Francis has “abolished the places where souls were supposed to go after death: hell, purgatory,post was originally published on this site