Apparently not. The Vatican actually corrected something he said about atheists.
After Pope Francis told the world even atheists can go to heaven, the Vatican issued a correction: Atheists are still going to hell.
The Vatican issued an “explanatory note on the meaning of “salvation,” on Thursday, May 23, after media reports circulated indicating that Pope Francis” promised heaven for everyone engaged in good works, including atheists.
In response to the media attention, the Rev. Thomas Rosica, a Vatican spokesman, said that people who know about the Catholic church “cannot be saved” if they “refuse to enter her or remain in her.”
Any Vatican experts know whether this is a common occurrence or whether the Vatican is scrambling to spin the words of the first dirty hippie Jesuit pope?