Catholic pontiff Pope Francis has said “there is no hell where the souls of sinners suffer in eternity.”

He made this known on Thursday during an interview with Italian daily La Repubblica.

“After death, the souls of people who repent are pardoned by God and join in his contemplation,

“But those who do not repent, and therefore cannot be pardoned, disappear.”

He added, “Hell does not exist – what exists is the disappearance of sinful souls.”

Pope Francis was interviewed by Eugenio Scalfari, a veteran Italian journalist and atheist who regularly muses about faith and religion.

This bombshell dropped by the Pope is capable of rocking Christianity, and even Islamic faiths to their roots as both are strong believers in the existence of hellfire.

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