Pope Reaches Out to Atheists in Letter to Newspaper
Says 'God's mercy' also extends to them
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Posted Sep 12, 2013 3:56 PM CDT
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(Newser) – In yet another nontraditional act, Pope Francis has reached out to atheists and agnostics in a letter to an Italian newspaper. Francis told atheists that they should "abide by their own conscience" and that "God's mercy" extends to them, too. (They weren't his first welcoming words to atheists.)

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jay78h
Sep 13, 2013 9:58 AM CDT
THE BLIND LEADING THE BLIND!
professortech
Sep 13, 2013 8:04 AM CDT
While the pope's words will mean nothing to atheists they are a great example for his followers and believers. Anyone who sows seeds of tolerance is to be applauded but their actions should also be held to their words
Alan
Sep 13, 2013 7:37 AM CDT
Someone once said: "I don't feel qualified to judege another's religion..." I wonder what would happen if more of us could go through life practicing what we belive, let others practice what they belive, and don't harm others? Just asking.