Stories are scurrying around the internet claiming that the Pope says pets will go to heaven. I'm glad to relate that he said no such thing. Sentimental hopes to the contrary, animals are not created in God's image and likeness. Eternal life has never been promised by Tradition or Scripture to them; their souls do not survive death.
Ladies and gentlemen, may we please leave this silly speculation in the trash can? Let's concentrate on the salvation of people - human beings. It is for these - us - that Jesus Christ became incarnate and died upon the Cross to save.
Here's something we won't read in the Pilot...
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