Last November 6, 2016, in a midday address after the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis suggested that everyone goes to heaven.
He said: “The ‘children of heaven and resurrection’ are not a privileged few, but they are all men and all women, because the salvation brought by Jesus is for everyone.”
The Catholic Church teaches that one must live the Commandments and die in the state of grace to go to Heaven. Hell exists for those who die in unrepented mortal sin.
This is not the first time that Pope Francis has seemingly contradicted the Catholic teaching on hell.
In an interview published in the La Stampa on December 31, 2013, he said: “Never fear the final judgment, because Christ will always be at our side.”
Likewise, in Amoris Laetitia (297), Pope Francis wrote: “No one can be condemned forever, because that is not the logic of the Gospel!” ∎