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German Bishop Claims: Purgatory is “No Place of Torment"

Mainz Bishop Peter Kohlgraf claimed in his All Souls' Day sermon that he wanted to spread a "positive idea" of the divine judgment.

He said that Christians should fear neither judgment nor purgatory. Contradicting the Bible, he claimed that Christ allegedly "does not meet men as a strict judge who thrones above them."

Death is for Kohlgraf a moment of self-knowledge about one's own life, which could also be "painful."

He interpreted purgatory as a "personal purification"; not as a "place of torture", but as an "encounter, an act of self-knowledge and change".

The prayer for the deceased should "strengthen" the dead and maintain the connection with them.

In contrast to these claims, the Catholic All Souls’ liturgy commemorates the "Dies irae", the "Day of Wrath". According to Catholic doctrine, only those who die in the grace of God, but still have to atone for their sins in this fire, enter purgatory.

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Gunman123
This is how one can identify false prophet wolves in sheep clothing liers they feed their sheep with poisons. Pity for those who believe in bishop Peter kohlgraf
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Ultraviolet
Zero theological support given for this apparently heretical belief. Catechism of The Church mentions "a cleansing fire" and that does NOT mean a Knights of Columbus parish barbecue, either. www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P2N.HTM
Dr Bobus
Another disciple of Karl Rahner
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German huh.....yes like most heretics.
St Michael the Archangel defend us in battle
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FALSE church TEACHINGS. EXCELLENT CARTOON.
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AgentRose
Is there anything these heretics haven't attacked? Let's count.............
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Purgatory is not a torment in the sense of a punishment which is unending, but a purification required by the remains of sin which has been repented of....
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