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Limbo here they come

‘As regards children who have died without Baptism, the Church can only entrust them to the mercy of God, as she does in her funeral rites for them. Indeed, the great mercy of God who desires that all men should be saved, and Jesus’ tenderness toward children which caused him to say: “Let the children come to me, do not hinder them,” allow us to hope that there is a way of salvation for children who have died without Baptism. All the more urgent is the Church’s call not to prevent little children coming to Christ through the gift of holy Baptism’.

Taken from the Vatican Archives website, and referring to baptism. Following a Roman Catholic priest’s refusal to baptise my Grandchildren I found the final sentence quite suprising. Other than that, no comment.

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