Pope Francis assures atheists: You don’t have to believe in God to go to heaven | Europe | News | The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pope-francis-assures-atheists-you-don-t-have-to-believe-in-god-to-go-to-heaven-8810062.html

An issue that has come up more than once in class; is it only religious people that can get into heaven?

This article does  one side, drawing on God’s mercy and also putting an emphasis on the conscience for humans.

But I’d love to ask the Pope what conscience means to him; is he an Aquinas man or an Augustine of Hippo. I think I know but won’t put words in his mouth…

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