The Pope: Yes, All Dogs Do Go to Heaven

by John Boone 12:42 PM PST, December 12, 2014
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All dogs may not go to heaven, but the good ones might! Probably! If they believe in Jesus!

That is the latest BREAKING NEWS coming out of the Vatican. Yes, Cool Pope Pope Francis confirmed that All Dogs Go to Heaven is, in fact, a documentary. Not really, but this is a real headline on a real news outlet:

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While comforting a little boy in St. Peter’s Square who was sad that his dog had just died, Pope Francis told him, “One day, we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ.”

Pope Francis continued that, “Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures” and, according to The NY Times, cited Bible passages “that assert that animals not only go to heaven, but get along with one another when they get there.”

Which means, we guess, cats can come too.

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It’s a sweet thought, but it may have more serious effects: While Pope Francis hasn’t made this doctrine, PETA is still campaigning for all Catholics to become Vegan. And the Humane Society argues if animals go to heaven, they have souls, so “we ought to seriously consider how we treat them.” Meanwhile, the meat industry is fighting back that this wouldn’t make eating meat “a sin.” Can’t a Pope just say something nice to make a kid feel better?

To us, it really just means doggie angels!

Speaking of dogs, can you believe how much Paris Hilton’s puppy cost?