Pope to scrap limbo?

Compare and contrast:

BBC: Vatican to review state of limbo

…The Catholic Church is concerned about the grief suffered by the parents of stillborn babies, which could be compounded if they believed the souls of their children were to be excluded from heaven.

Times: Pope tries to win hearts and minds by saving souls of unbaptised babies

…For the Church, looking to spread the faith in countries with a high infant mortality rate, now is a good time to make it absolutely clear that stillborn babies of Christian mothers go direct to Heaven, too.

On a personal note, I think the Pope will be making a huge mistake is he scraps the concept of limbo simply because it's a ridiculous idea with no basis in reality. It would set a very dangerous precedent.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. If they get rid of limbo, can I have the poles for my beans?

  2. For years the catholic church has been ducking around and under a low pole, so the new Pope, 'Eggs Benedict', is going to copy the muslim idea of virgins waiting for martyrs (and cardinals/bishops/priests etc.) in heaven. Whether anyone will agree with buggering boys in the afterlife is neither here nor there....the pope is infallible!Sorry if this is too controversial, but they deserve no respect whatever.

  3. I have a friend who is a non denominational priest*:- He says that the worst thing in the world is religion & the second worstare the people who swallow it whole!

    * he represents all "faiths" in the hospital where I work.

  4. Ah. You haven't heard that 'virgins' is a mistranslation: it's 72 raisins they're getting. They could have just gone to Spar.

  5. Perhaps it is merely an evening with Richard Branson?

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