I, for one, have been enjoying the turmoil being created by this new Catholic Leader and like what he has been going in Rome and around the world, I only wish that he, as with all religious leaders, would quote from their bible each time that they make a statement?
It is not only good to prove your point, it is a great way to get your followers reading your God’s Word and helps to explain who or what your Gods word it?
For example, this new statement,” Animals also go to heaven,” while I agree with him in my thinking, I cannot remember reading this?
This could be an exception?
Romans 8:21 – Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Genesis 7:1-24 – And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.
Why did God also save the animals, over that which was for food for Noah?
The Pope’s Statement.
” Tip the dog, Soda the cat and Tweety-bird, indeed all animals will also go to heaven.
At least this is one interpretation of remarks made by Pope Francis in his weekly general audience in the Vatican, reports the Guardian.
“The holy scripture teaches us that the fulfillment of this wonderful design also affects everything around us,” said the Holy Father.
Relying heavily on St Paul’s letters to the early Christian communities, Pope Francis reminded everyone that a “new creation” lies ahead.
He added: “It is not an annihilation of the universe and all that surrounds us. Rather it brings everything to its fullness of being, truth and beauty.”
Italian daily Corriere della Sera was in no doubt about his meaning. “It broadens the hope of salvation and eschatological beatitude to animals and the whole of creation,” wrote the paper’s Vatican specialist in an article published on Thursday.
With apparently little room in the Catholic Catechism allowing room for animals in heaven, reaction to the possible interpretations of Pope Francis’ comments remains mixed.
Every year on the feast of St. Anthony the Abbot pets attend mass with their owners and both receive a blessing at Saint Eusebio church in Rome.”