Italian address “de novissimis”

For those of you who read Italian, there is a good piece on the Four Last Things by French Bishop Jean-Pierre Batut, auxiliary of Lyon, on the site of Chiamati al cielo from the Diocese of Bergamo.

Italian address “de novissimis”
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  1. Fr. John says:

    Very good article, but I would question this statement:

    “Nel Credo, l’affermazione “disceso agli Inferi” corrisponde a quella del purgatorio: tra la morte del Cristo e la sua resurrezione, la discesa agli Inferi (cioè nel luogo di soggiorno dei morti, e non “nell’Inferno”) esprime l’atto con il quale il Cristo, nel mistero della sua morte, unisce ogni essere umano (che abbia conosciuto il Cristo o meno) alla sua per proporgli la salvezza.”

    The descent into the Inferi was a journey into the limbus patrum, who (a) died in the state of grace but (b) could not enter heaven since the “gates of heaven” had not yet been opened, and so they awaited the death of the Messiah. I have never before heard the limbus patrum identified with the purgatory of Christians. Anyone have insight on this?