"The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! `Father, the atheists?' Even the atheists. Everyone! We are created children in the likeness of God and the Blood of Christ has redeemed us all! And we all have a duty to do good. And this commandment for everyone to do good, I think, is a beautiful path towards peace. If we, each doing our own part, if we do good to others, if we meet there, doing good, and we go slowly, gently, little by little, we will make that culture of encounter: we need that so much. We must meet one another doing good. `But I don't believe, Father, I am an atheist!' But do good: we will meet one another there."
This was swiftly followed by a Vatican response on Thursday, May 23rd from Father Thomas Rosica, who stated that people who know about the Catholic church "cannot be saved" if they "refuse to enter her or remain in her."
So, Pope says: everybody who is `good', regardless of faith or lack thereof, will be `saved'. Vatican says: nope, only Roman Catholics get saved; *everyone* else is toast.
How long will Pope Francis last if he continues to preach off message? Should he consider employing a food-taster?