Catholic Dictionary

Apocatastasis

The belief, known as "universalism" and propagated by Origen (d. 254), that all rational creatures are saved, including the fallen angels and unrepentant sinners. Origenism was first condemned by a synod at Constantinople (543). The Church holds that such a doctrine denies the reality and possibility of damnation and belittles the effect of one's good and evil actions.

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