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The Buzz

"The Buzz" Continued...

Issue: "Narnia unleashed," Dec. 10, 2005

RELIGION A Roman Catholic commission has advised Pope Benedict to drop the nonbiblical doctrine of limbo from the Roman Catholic Catechism. Limbo, according to medieval theologians, is neither heaven nor hell but is where babies go if they die before they are baptized. The pope is already on record as questioning the existence of limbo and pointing out that it has "never been a definitive truth of the faith." He headed the commission when it began to study the issue last year, while he was a cardinal.

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