- Jul 12, 2020
In a new document on holiness, Pope Francis makes clear he both believes in the Devil, the “Prince of Hell,” and that he regards critics of his merciful line in “Amoris Laetitia” and elsewhere of seeing the Church as “the possession of a select few.”
A columnist for the official newspaper of the Italian bishops’ conference says the pope’s friendship with a 93-year-old journalist who sometimes puts words into his mouth is a healthy challenge to the “catholically correct.”
After a fracas erupted over an alleged quote from Pope Francis denying the existence of Hell, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of the U.K. said Church teaching never ratified the traditional imagery of Hell and doesn’t assign any specific person there.
Following another Vatican denial of a recount by Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari of one of his conversations with the pope, the real question is why Francis keeps putting himself in this position.
In the latest conversation between Pope Francis and legendary Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari, the 93-year-old non-believer says Francis cast doubt on the existence of Hell, while the Vatican insists the piece “should not be considered as a faithful transcript of the Holy Father’s words.”