“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God”
Pope Francis tells Christians the “Blood of Christ” promises redemption for everyone engaged in good works, including atheists
The leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics made his comments during the homily of his morning Mass on Wednesday, May 22. Francis 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!
Francis went on:
However, many Christians would disagree. Many Christians will claim that atheism is a damnable sin, and that all atheists will go to Hell, regardless of their good works.
Francis emphasized the importance of “doing good” as a principle that unites all humanity, saying “All people are called to do good and not evil.”
Francis argued that atheists should be seen as good people if they do good works.