things unclear regarding limbo


The Pope has decided to keep the issue of limbo in a state of limbo. Pope Benedict XVI was widely expected to consign the place outside Heaven, Hell and Purgatory inhabited by the souls of unbaptised children to the theological scrapyard. But at an early morning mass to celebrate the end of a two-year investigation into the subject by the Vatican’s leading 30 theologians he decided not to decide.

“The Pope did not mention it in his homily,” said Archbishop Bruno Forte, who attended the mass.

“We are still working on the document. No vote has been taken.”

The Vatican has made it clear that the concept of limbo is outdated and the Pope has said that it is merely “a hypothesis” and that he would “let it drop”.

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