Invitation to All Points: Pope Francis on good works

Posted Monday, May. 27, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Pope Francis made headlines for saying during a private homily for Vatican employees that all people are redeemed by Christ, whether they’re Catholic or even non-believers. If someone says they’re an atheist, the pope was quoted as saying, “do good and we’ll meet there.” He also said, “this commandment for everyone to do good, I think, is a beautiful path towards peace.” Is this a radical position in a world filled with religious tensions — or the kind of call to understanding that’s likely to be broadly embraced?

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