The unconventional Pope Francis

Published On: Jul 29 2013 11:20:49 AM CDT   Updated On: Jul 29 2013 02:53:04 PM CDT

Pope Francis is breaking with tradition and changing the tone of the papacy, both to the delight and chagrin of the Catholic Church.

Pope Francis speaks at Copacabana
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Pope Francis in May 2013 said that atheists aren't necessarily going to hell. His stance is that all people who do good works, including atheists, are going to heaven. "God's mercy does not have limits and therefore it reaches nonbelievers, too, for whom sin would not be the lack of faith in God, but rather, failure to obey one's conscience."

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