March 4, 2014

Pope Francis's Theological Muddle

Timothy Tennent, Seedbed

Pope Francis created quite a stir recently when he made the following statement:

“The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone!”   Someone then asked the Pope if this statement applied to the atheist.  The Pope responded, “Even the atheists. Everyone! And this Blood makes us children of God of the first class!”

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