"Not a Place": Francis Again Denies Existence of Hell
Speaking to Perfil.com (March 11), Francis claimed that "hell is not a place." Unwittingly referring to himself, he suggested that people “who create a world of bad or sick self-referentiality" end up "living in hell.”
For Francis, hell is a psychological condition: a "state of the heart, of the soul, of an attitude to life, to values, to family, to everything.”
Repeating his misinterpretation of a column in Vézelay Abbey [didn't anyone dare to tell the tyrant?], Francis wrongly declared that it shows Christ carrying away Judas' body, suggesting that Judas was saved because "salvation is stronger than damnation.” This conclusion is good news for red, brown and green socialists, as well as for abortionists and child molesters.
Catholic doctrine "affirms the existence of hell and its eternity" so that "immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into hell, where they suffer the punishments of hell, eternal fire” (CCC 1035).
Christ describes hell as eternal torment (Lk 16:23), “outer darkness” (Mt 25:30), "unquenchable fire" (Mk 9:43), where the worm does not die (Mk 9:48), where people will gnash their teeth in anguish and regret (Mt 13:42), and from which there is no return, adding that the way to life is narrow and "only a few" will find it (Mt 7:14).