I've believed, for many years, that what some deem to be God, is, in fact, our conscience(s).
Mine's FAIRLY clear...
Pope Frances needs to re-read his Bible. That statement may well be an accurate reflection of the tenets of some religions but, Jesus himself said that if you did not (paraphrase here) have a relationship with God, He will send you to hell. (Matt 7:21ff, John4:16, 1 John5:11ff) Of course there are many more. If all we had to do was "be good" then there'd be no need of salvation (John3:16).