muslims in heaven

Question from ray busacco on 10/22/2007:

My son-in-law is now a Christian, however his Mom & Dad were of Muslim faith from Iran and recently passed away.

He is struggling with thinking that they are lost and not able to enter heaven and also thinks that it will do no good to pray for them to enter the kingdom of heaven. We are not sure how to console him.

I appreciate your response.


Ray Busacco

Answer by Fr. Robert J. Levis on 10/23/2007:

Ray, Our Church teaches that non-Catholics may well be saved if they lived good upright lives according to their own traditions, said their prayers regularly, considered their own faith valid. There are 5 billion people on earth who today will never even hear the word, Jesus, or anything about him. God is good and we can hope and pray for the saving of these who never have been told of Christ. Fr. Bob Levis

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