The 76-year-old Argentinean pontiff Francis gace a frank interview to Eugenio Scalfari, the atheist co-founder and former editor of news magazine LaRepubblica.
Scalfari was surprised to get the exclusive interview with the pope in the first place, but even more suprised at the pope’s comments.
“I believe in God, not in a Catholic God, ” said Francis. “There is no Catholic God, there is God and I believe in Jesus Christ, his incarnation. Jesus is my teacher and my pastor, but God, the Father, Abba, is the light and the Creator. This is my Being. Do you think we are very far apart?”