VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis stressed that it’s false to think our enemies “must go to hell” during his daily Mass at the Vatican’s St. Martha House June 20.
“You cannot pray with enemies in your heart,” he said June 20. “With [both] brothers and enemies in your heart, you cannot pray.”
“They must go to hell, right? I will have nothing to do with them!” the Bishop of Rome said sarcastically.
The Pope told how Jesus noted, “If we do not forgive others, neither will the Father forgive us our sins.”
“It’s so hard to forgive others; it is really difficult because we always have that regret inside,” he said.
“We think: ‘You did this to me; you wait … I’ll repay him the favor.’”