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Pope Francis says atheists who do good are redeemed
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By Pat Cunningham
May 23, 2013 6:21 p.m.

A Facebook reader of the Applesauce post just before this one (HERE) has passed along  THIS:

Pope Francis rocked some religious and atheist minds today when he declared that everyone was redeemed through Jesus, including atheists…

Using scripture from the Gospel of Mark, Francis explained how upset Jesus’ disciples were that someone outside their group was doing good, according to a report from Vatican Radio:

“They complain,” the Pope said in his homily, because they say, “If he is not one of us, he cannot do good. If he is not of our party, he cannot do ...
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