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Pope Francis brought together the new Third Vatican Council to “finally finish the work of the Second Vatican Council.
The Holy Father remarked, “The church has had it’s fair share of persecution, finger pointing and turmoil. It seems that this day, that fight has begun from within itself. In a speech, Pope Francis sent the world in to a more confused state with these statements. The Holy Father said, “through humility, soul searching, and prayerful contemplation we have gained a new understanding of certain dogma. The church no longer believes in a literal hell where people suffer. This doctrine is incompatible with the infinite love of God. God is not a judge but a friend and a lover of humanity. God seeks not to condemn but only to embrace. Like the fable of Adam and Eve, we see hell as a literary device. Hell is merely a metaphor for the isolated soul, which like all souls ultimately will be united in love with God. “All religions are true, because they are true in the hearts of all those who believe in them. What other kind of truth is there? In the past, the church has been harsh on those it deemed morally wrong or sinful. Today, we no longer judge. Like a loving father, we never condemn our children. Our church is big enough for heterosexuals and homosexuals, for the pro-life and the pro-choice! For conservatives and liberals, even communists are welcome and have joined us. We all love and worship the same God.”
This comes after a 6 months deliberation of cardinals, bishops and theologians end their discussions on the future of the church, redefining long-held Catholic doctrines and dogma. The meeting which forms The Third Vatican Council, is the largest and most important since the Second Vatican Council was concluded in 1962.
The Third Vatican Council concludes with Pope Francis announcing, “Catholicism is now a modern and reasonable religion, which has undergone evolutionary changes. The time has come to abandon all intolerance. We must recognize that religious truth evolves and changes. Truth is not absolute or set in stone. Even atheists acknowledge the divine. Through acts of love and charity the atheist acknowledges God as well, and redeems his own soul, becoming an active participant in the redemption of humanity.”
In another statement, the Pope has sent traditionalists into a fit of confusion and hysteria… “God is changing and evolving as we are, For God lives in us and in our hearts. When we spread love and kindness in the world, we touch our own divinity and recognize it. The Bible is a beautiful Holy book, but like all great and ancient works, some passages are outdated. Some even call for intolerance or judgement. The time has come to see these verses as later interpolations, contrary to the message of love and truth, which otherwise radiates through scripture. In accordance with our new understanding, we will begin to ordain women as cardinals, bishops and priests. In the future, it is my hope that we will have a woman pope one day. Let no door be closed to women that is open to men!”
A few cardinals in the Catholic church are against Pope Francis’ latest declarations.
This comes just weeks after Ireland makes a landmark decision in granting gay marriage rights. The Pope has also been named Person of the year by Time Magazine.
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The above article was published on this site from the Internet, as we found it on a “reliable source”. The article also appeared to have been shared on several other websites. However, subsequent verification with Vatican sources, have proved or shown that the comments of the Holy Father were distorted and first published as a satire, which eventually got copied and spread across the Internet, with many writers and portals (like us) mis-reading it as a genuine news story. We hereby declare that the above report is FALSE. We are not deleting the above post as it was shared on several other social media, but have added this clarification from the Vatican News. The second purpose of keeping the article as it is and adding this clarification is to inform our readers that if you see any such or similar article as above, please know that it is FALSE.
The News.Va Facebook page posted this update that I thought was important to share.
FALSE STATEMENTS ATTRIBUTED TO POPE FRANCIS
Dear friends, we have been notified by many readers that there are stories currently circulating all over the Internet spreading statements by Pope Francis with regard to a number of issues, concerning the Bible’s content, the relations between religions, the renewal of the Church’s doctrine, and even the calling of an alleged “Third Vatican Council”, which are FALSE. These statements were spread by unknown sources. Therefore, we would like to alert all readers to be careful and not to trust too soon news about the Pope that are not from the Vatican.
There are also many social networks pages that try to put false information in circulation, taking advantage of the fact that it is easy to “throw the stone and hide the hand”.
Many people are also now aware that ALL FACEBOOK PROFILES OF POPE FRANCIS /JORGE MARIA BERGOGLIO ARE NOT OFFICIAL PAGES AND THEY HAVE NOT BEEN AUTHORIZED TO OFFICIALLY REPRESENT THE POPE, THEREFORE THEY SHOULD CLEARLY STATE THEY ARE JUST ‘FAN PAGES’.
We encourage all readers to check the official Vatican media sources for further confirmation of Pope Francis’ statements, or even to check what exactly he said with reference to specific issues.
IF THE STATEMENTS ATTRIBUTED TO THE POPE BY ANY MEDIA AGENCY DO NOT APPEAR IN THE OFFICIAL MEDIA SOURCES OF THE VATICAN, IT MEANS THAT THE INFORMATION THEY REPORT IS NOT TRUE.
Below is a list of the official Vatican media which you should use as valid reference to be sure that any reported statement referred to the Pope is true:
– News.va: a news aggregator portal, it reports the news and information from all the Vatican media in one website, available in five languages: www.news.va
News.va also has a facebook page: www.facebook.com/news.va
– L’Osservatore Romano: www.osservatoreromano.va
– Radio Vaticana: www.radiovaticana.va
– VIS (Vatican Information Service): www.vis.va
– Holy See Press Office:www.vaticanstate.va/content/vaticanstate/en/altre-istituzioni/sala-stampa-santa-sede.html
– Centro Televisivo Vaticano: www.ctv.va
– Vatican.va: the official website of the Holy See, where you can find the full text of all speeches, homilies and Apostolic documents by the Pope: www.vatican.va
– PopeApp: the official app for smartphones dedicated to the Pope (Copyright News.va)
– @Pontifex: the official Twitter profile of the Pope.
The only official facebook profiles representing the Holy Father and the Vatican are those from News.va and the Vatican media (see the above list of Vatican media).
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