Limbo Babies

The second-hottest story to come out of the Vatican this week concerns the eternal souls of babies — unchristened and still full of original sin — righteous pre-Christians, and the classical sages. The Guardian reports that 30 leading Catholic theologians met yesterday to discuss a document that would remove the concept of “Limbo” — a concept established 700 years ago to deal with the problem of unbaptized souls that nonetheless didn’t deserve purgatory — from Catholic doctrine.

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