The news networks are abuzz with stories saying that Pope Francis has said pets go to heaven.
They’ve even “helpfully” noted how this contrasts with the position of his predecessor, Benedict XVI.
But the thing is . . . the whole story is false.
Here are 7 things to know and share . . .
1) What is being claimed?
Among other things:
Pope Francis has declared that all animals go to heaven during his weekly audience in St. Peter’s Square.
The Pope made these remarks after he received two donkeys as early Christmas presents. During his discussion, Pope Francis quoted the apostle Paul as he comforted a child who was mourning the death of his dog.
Francis quoted Paul’s remarks as, “One...READ MORE