St Paul’s Basilica Roof Collapses After Pope Forced to Deny Saying ‘Hell DOESN’T Exist’

I originally wrote an article in January of 2016, taking quotes from Pope Francis and comparing them to God’s Holy Word.  If you would like to read that article, I am posting it here:

Quotes From Pope Francis Compared to the Word of God

This past week the pope shocked his followers by saying that hell does not exist.

On Good Friday, when asked about unrepentant souls, Francis said:

“They are not punished, those who repent obtain the forgiveness of God and enter the rank of souls who contemplate him, but those who do not repent and cannot therefore be forgiven disappear. There is no hell, there is the disappearance of sinful souls.” (Emphasis added)

From express.co.uk.com

St Paul’s Basilica roof COLLAPSES after Pope forced to deny saying ‘Hell DOESN’T exist’

A LARGE section of St Paul’s Basilica had to be cordoned off by the Vatican after the roof partially collapsed above shocked worshippers, just hours after the Pope was forced to deny claiming that Hell does not exist.

Plaster began plummeting from the ceiling as crowds gathered shortly after the Catholic leader was engulfed in a row about the existence of eternal damnation.

No one was injured in the incident near Michelangelo’s Pieta statue, but the affected area was closed off for most of Good Friday.

It comes during a difficult Easter period for the Vatican which, yesterday, slammed a well-known Italian journalist who quoted Pope Francis as saying hell does not exist.

The Vatican issued a statement after the comments spread on social media, saying they did not properly reflect what the Pope had said.

Eugenio Scalfari, 93, an avowed atheist who has struck up a friendship with the 81-year-old, met the Pope recently and wrote up a long story that included a question-and-answer section at the end.

According to Mr Scalfari’s article in Thursday’s La Repubblica, he asked the Pope where “bad souls” go and where they are punished.

He quoted the holy leader as saying: “They are not punished.

Translation of interview of pope by friend Scalfari

“Those who repent obtain God’s forgiveness and take their place among the ranks of those who contemplate him, but those who do not repent and cannot be forgiven disappear.

“A Hell doesn’t exist, the disappearance of sinning souls exists.”

But the Vatican said the Pope did not grant him an interview and the article “was the fruit of his reconstruction” not a “faithful transcription of the Holy Father’s words”.

Mr Scalfari, the founder of Italy’s La Repubblica newspaper, has prided himself on not taking notes and not using tape recorders during his encounters with leaders and later reconstructing the meetings to create lengthy articles.

The published comments led to a fierce backlash from Catholics.

Antonio Socci, a Catholic author, accused the Pope of heresy and called for his abdication.

A Vatican official said on the condition of anonymity: “He’s a very strange theologian, assuming Scalfari properly understood what he was saying.

“He increases confusion among ordinary Catholics, who no longer know what to believe.”

The universal catechism of the Catholic Church says: “The teaching of the Catholic Church affirms the existence of hell and its eternity.”

It speaks of “eternal fire” and adds that “the chief punishment of hell is eternal separation from God”.

This was at least the third time the Vatican has issued statements distancing itself from Mr Scalfari’s articles about the pope.

It included one instance in 2014 where the journalist said the pontiff had abolished sin. – source

Is this pope the False Prophet?  With every new heretical statement uttered by Pope Francis – it seems to give credence to the belief that we are looking at the one who will point the way to the Antichrist.

Or perhaps he is a foreshadowing of the False Prophet from Scripture.

COME LORD JESUS!

MARANATHA

 

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