"Limbo is packed with little black babies flying around and crying for their mothers"

Not an official doctrine, the idea of limbo was thought up by Roman Catholic theologians some time in the 13th century to solve the problem of what happened to unbaptised babies.  Although they had not been freed from Original Sin, they surely did not deserve to go to purgatory or hell: limbo was the answer – somewhere between heaven and hell.

Pope John Paul dropped limbo from the 1992 catechism, and it is believed that Pope Benedict, the present pope, is in favour of dropping the concept too.