http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/03/30/vatican-refuses-disavow-popes-denial-hell/ As the author of the article points out, the carefully worded disavowal from the Vatican does not deny that there may be some substance to what is being reported (even though it is not to be taken as an accurate word-for-word report). Anyhow, this may just be a flash in the pan, but it may represent an interesting shift in position. I do not read what is being reported as being said as a denial of "Hell" altogether, but a denial of its continuance after the final restoration of all things, as evil souls who did not repent would ultimately become non-existent. This is a minority position among some protestant scholars, but I've never heard of it in a Roman Catholic context before. From what I can tell the statements made seem to imply a final chance for repentance post-mortem as well as the ultimate non-existence or annihilation of the wicked. These would both be extremely profound changes to the standard theological paradigms. This is one of the possible positions that would make a bit more sense of the ultimate restoration / apocatastasis threads in scripture while preserving the Hell narrative. This is possibly of no interest to many on the board, but changes at or from this level of the RC hierarchy are worth watching as they impact so many people in the world and world culture overall. PS--You can read more about the restoration/apocatastasis aspects of scripture here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocatastasis PPS--The timing for this, just before Easter, is also fairly remarkable.