There was quite a buzz last week when Pope Francis said that even atheists could be redeemed.
So atheists were not only redeemed, but also impressed.
But it wasn’t too long before a Vatican spokesman came out with a corrective: people who know about the Catholic church can’t be saved if they refuse to enter it or remain in it.
It just proves again that we aren’t just dealing with people, but also with systems. Even the most powerful and influential Christian in the world, the pope, is subject to a system called the church.
It takes individual courage, patience and persistence for truth and justice to prevail.