The Dangerous Hope for an Empty Hell — By: Crisis Magazine

Yesterday Pope Francis said, “This isn’t dogma, just my thought: I like to think of Hell as being empty. I hope it is.” As often happens following a controversial papal statement, debate broke out online as to whether this is a legitimate—i.e., an orthodox—viewpoint for a Catholic. While that’s an important question, especially when speaking of the pope, it actually misses a more important…


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