Pope Francis assures atheists: You don’t have to believe in God to go to heaven Pope Francis has written a long, open letter to the founder of La Repubblica newspaper, Eugenio Scalfari, stating that non-believers would be forgiven by God if they followed their consciences. Responding to a list of questions published in the paper by Mr Scalfari, who is not a Roman Catholic, Francis wrote: “You ask me if the God of the Christians forgives those who don’t believe and who don’t seek the faith. I start by saying – and this is the fundamental thing – that God’s mercy has no limits if you go to him with a sincere and contrite heart. The issue for those who do not believe in God is to obey their conscience. “Sin, even for those who have no faith, exists when people disobey their conscience.” --Pope Francis assures atheists: You don’t have to believe in God to go to heaven | The Independent | The Independent --https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pope-francis-assures-atheists-you-don-t-have-believe-god-go-heaven-8810062.html?h=AT2XQRHsGfAZsPjDMWTJ49DHzn8S_vSlCWJoWITbKIYupMK_H1UUUDY81jJbcf_gSllFg5E4GBz05QUWffclBVirB9fyDRY6IxDVS9ir61gqyCWEftnb_XoIyy-FoOTTAv_wPmDk_XX6kgP62LVN3ECNHcy4ML62_YbwUQ6GYcI36jzFVlAfTnGaajXT3KI93ZGwgxDCTDxd7io0U2mJNp6Sn40DzyhCBe2Fru4zfLRUnmkZAqP2pC3r-5KRI4EKemuwB3nyGg -RETRIEVED-Thu Oct 29 2020 09:02:58 GMT+0100 (Central European Standard Time)
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