posted on Mar, 5 2014 @ 02:00 PM
It's not something new, Pope John Paul II said the same pre-millenium, " hell was not a physical place"
Just to add, Pope Francis has talked about good people outside of the church. It was widely interpreted as including atheists.
copy and paste the URL and close the gap
There are no papers covering the Op's particular story.
edit on 5-3-2014 by smurfy because: Text link.