Feb 21, 2014 01:20 PM EST

Pope Francis Hell: Why You Shouldn't Fall For This Pope Francis Hoax


Pope Francis' hell hoax has been a subject of controversy since it was introduced by a blog called Diversity Chronicle.

According to Pope Francis' hell hoax, he declared that “all religions are true,” that there is no hell, and other provocative things, as claimed by Diversity Chronicle.

The Pope Francis hell hoax also claimed that the esteemed pope said, "Through humility, soul searching, and prayerful contemplation we have gained a new understanding of certain dogmas. The church no longer believes in a literal hell where people suffer."

"This doctrine is incompatible with the infinite love of God. God is not a judge but a friend and a lover of humanity. God seeks not to condemn but only to embrace. Like the fable of Adam and Eve, we see hell as a literary device. Hell is merely a metaphor for the isolated soul, which like all souls ultimately will be united in love with God," the blog claimed Pope Francis said.

According to the shocking Pope Francis hell hoax, he once said, "All religions are true, because they are true in the hearts of all those who believe in them. What other kind of truth is there? In the past, the church has been harsh on those it deemed morally wrong or sinful. Today, we no longer judge. Like a loving father, we never condemn our children. Our church is big enough for heterosexuals and homosexuals, for the pro-life and the pro-choice! For conservatives and liberals, even communists are welcome and have joined us. We all love and worship the same God.”

However, there is no actual proof that Pope Francis declared that the church no longer believes in the idea of hell.

According to the blog, Pope Francis said the speech during the conclusion of the Third Vatican Council. The Vatican Council is a congregation of Catholic cardinals, bishops and theologians gathered in Vatican City, discussing the future of the church and redefining long-held Catholic doctrines and dogmas.

However, there has been no news of any Third Vatican Council ever being carried out.

And one final proof that the Pope Francis hell hoax is truly just that, Diversity Chronicle posted a disclaimer saying the original content of the blog is largely satirical.

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