“Catholic Pope Francis made a startling revelation Thursday by stating that hell did not exist, in an interview with a leading liberal Italian newspaper.
In an article titled ‘It Is an Honor to Be Called a Revolutionary,’ La Repubblica founder Eugenio Scalfari acknowledged the pontiff’s previous remarks about how ‘good souls’ who sought repentance from God would receive it and then asked, ‘What about the bad souls?’ Seemingly going against centuries of core Christian belief, Pope Francis said the souls of sinners simply vanished after death and were not subject to an eternity of punishment.
‘They are not punished, those who repent obtain the forgiveness of God and enter the rank of souls who contemplate him, but those who do not repent and cannot therefore be forgiven disappear,’ Pope Francis said.
‘There is no hell, there is the disappearance of sinful souls,’ he added.”
R: It's also interesting that this came out on Holy Thursday, the day on which Jesus pronounced that it would be better for Judas never to have been born (indicating the existence of eternal punishment in reference to Judas).