Pope Francis: All dogs (and cats and hamsters and cows) go to heaven

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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:29 pm

In his weekly address at the Vatican late last month, Pope Francis issued a remarkable statement that’s sure to come as welcome news to anyone who’s ever lost a beloved pet. According to Francis, the promise of an afterlife applies not only to believers, but to all animals as well.

"The Holy Scriptures teach us that the realization of this wonderful plan covers all that is around us, and that came out of the thought and the heart of God," Pope Francis said, as quoted by Italian news site Resapubblica.

The Pope then went on to say that “heaven is open to all creatures, and there [they] will be vested with the joy and love of God, without limits.”

Pope Francis’s stance on animals stands in contrast to that of his predecessor, Benedict XVI, who despite reportedly being a cat lover, said that animals’ existence was limited to their time on Earth. But Francis isn’t the first pontiff to take an animal-friendly approach to ideology. As newspaper Divisione la Repubblica notes, Pope John Paul II held a similar position, saying animals had a “divine breath.


https://www.thedodo.com/animals-go-to-heaven-says-pope-866342824.html?xrs=RebelMouse_fb#

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Post by nicko on Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:53 pm

Of course he's right, have you never heard of "Rainbow Bridge"?
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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:02 pm

nicko wrote:Of course he's right,   have you never heard of "Rainbow Bridge"?

I had not; looked it up and that's cute! If true, though, I'm going to have a pretty big menagerie waiting for me.

Of course, my version will probably be Brimstone Bridge, where the zombified corpses of my pets are waiting to tear my face off ...

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