Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church, in a recent homily was cited as saying that Atheists may be able to go to heaven through doing good. The story gained momentum through publication on the Huffington Post.
However, if we actually read his remarks, we see that wasn’t at all what he actually said:
“The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! ‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone! And this Blood makes us children of God of the first class! We are created children in the likeness of God and the Blood of Christ has redeemed us all! And we all have a duty to do good. And this commandment for everyone to do good, I think, is a beautiful path towards peace. If we, each doing our own part, if we do…
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