I’m unsure if a Cardinal in times past would have been allowed to publicly disagree with the Pope in matters of faith and morals. I could be in error about this.
Pope Francis says “How did Judas end up? I don’t know,” – The RC Cardinal disagrees with Pope Francis. So who’s correct? The ‘visible head of the church on earth’ or the ‘cardinal?’
How do we test whether or not Pope Francis or the Cardinal is correct about Judas? They both cannot be right.
In John 17
Verses 9-10 We see that our Lord does not pray for the world but for those whom the Father has given to Him.
Verse 12 says the son of perdition(destruction) is lost so that the Scripture might be fulfilled(for this reason). Jesus is clearly speaking about eternal life in this prayer how can we then say “we’re not sure if Judas is in hell or not because Jesus called him friend?”
In verse 16 Jesus says the believers are not of the world as He is not of the world. If Jesus says this is true then it’s true. Why?
Verse 17. His word is truth.
9 “I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. 10 And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them.
12 While I was with them [e]in the world, I kept them in [f]Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is [g]lost except the son of [h]perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify[i] them by Your truth. Your word is truth.