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Has Pope Francis Really 'Abolished Sin'?


"Those who really follow the pope daily know how many times he has spoken about sin and our (human) condition as sinners."

Pope Francis celebrates a New Year's Eve vespers service in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino) AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

The Vatican clarified on Tuesday that Pope Francis has not "abolished sin" as at least one journalist has claimed.

In a statement to Vatican Radio, Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said that the notion that Pope Francis has abandoned the notion of human sin is simply incorrect.

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