Where is Diana?

As the first anniversary of the death of Princess Diana approaches, a theologian asks whether she is in heaven or hell

The popular beatification of Princess Diana forces an indiscreet theological question: where is she now? In the Christian scheme of things, God judged the most popular woman on earth after her death and sent her soul to heaven, purgatory or hell.

If heaven was her fate, God smiles on her posthumous veneration. Purgatory is where the saved burn off their impurities, so at least a ticket to heaven is guaranteed (and prayers might even speed her deliverance). Hell, however, cannot be ruled out. If Diana died with “grave sins” on her soul-a not unlikely circumstance-she is probably now in hell,…

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