This week, the Vatican got a little hot when an Italian journalist reported that Pope Francis had denied the existence of hell.
Apparently, fiery 93-year-old avowed atheist reporter Eugenio Scalfari of La Repubblica set the social media world ablaze after asking in Italian for the fate of "evil souls". "The pope answered:" Hell does not exist. "
The Pope continued to exist after Scalfari, (emphasis ours)," The disappearance of sinful souls. Catholics and other believers are attacking their virtual pitchforks to express their anger, which the Vatican has since been trying to cool.
The Vatican stubbornly rejected Scalfari's characterization of the conversation, insisting that it was not On Friday – Good Friday – the Vatican issued a statement:
"What the author reports in today's article is the fruit of his reconstruction, in which the exact Quotations in the above article should then be considered as a faithful transcription of the words of the Holy Father.
And an article from Catholic News Service claimed that Scalfari admitted "on more than one occasion" that he does not take notes or record his conversations with the Pope, in other words, he pulls it It relies largely on memory and memory, as opposed to documentation.
The news agency also reminded readers that this is a favorite subject of Scalfari, reporting that the journalist was in 2014 written a similar article, so this is a … Resurrection.
"According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church," the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin enter into the immediately after death Hell, where they endure the punishments of hell fire. "
" The chief punishment of hell is the eternal separation from God, in which man alone is the life and the happiness k, for which he was created and longed for, "says the catechism A last proof that Pope Francis really believes that hell is real, the religious news agency offered a bit of fire and brimstone:" Convert There is still time not to land in hell. It's what's waiting for you as you continue on this path.
Easter – the day on which the idea is celebrated that Jesus did not die and went to hell or into purgatory or anywhere else, but went up to heaven – is on Sunday