Posts Tagged ‘Eugenio Scalfari’

Does Hell Exist? And Did the Pope Give an Answer?

Thursday, April 5th, 2018
no hell

The Vatican felt obliged this week to reaffirm that Pope Francis believes in a central tenet of Catholicism, that there is a hell. That odd declaration came after the newspaper La Repubblica published a front-page article on Thursday by an atheist, left-wing and anticlerical giant of Italian journalism, who reported that during a recent meeting Read more

Vatican denies Pope said all divorced can have sacraments

Friday, November 6th, 2015

The Vatican has dismissed as “in no way reliable” an interview which quotes Pope Francis saying “all divorced who ask will be admitted” to Communion. Veteran journalist Eugenio Scalfari wrote in La Repubblica that the Pope made the comment during a phone interview. According to a translation by traditionalist blog Rorate Caeli, Pope Francis said: “The Read more

Prominent atheist asks Pope to bless his family

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

The 90-year-old Italian atheist who twice interviewed Pope Francis has revealed that he asked the pontiff to bless his family. Eugenio Scalfari, one of Italy’s most prominent atheist intellectuals and for 20 years the editor of the newspaper La Repubblica, said the Pope had visited his family and blessed them following his request. Speaking to Read more