If only priests who canonized crooks, criminals and mortal sinners at their Requiem Masses would declare such retractions! Because we all know that it is more plausible for dogs to be in heaven than some of those who priests canonize at Funeral Masses! But I digress.
As we all know, though, the Mass Media who has latched on to Pope Francis to pursue its own liberal, secularizing goals and manipulating the words of the pope to do so, has been caught with their hands in the cookie jar! As Pope Francis has stated just this past Wednesday to his audience in St. Peter's Square, he said don't listen to what the media says about him or the synod or anything else (to paraphrase) listen to what I say. It is public record. Thank you Pope Francis!
From the New York Times:
Correction: December 12, 2014
An earlier version of this article misstated the circumstances of Pope Francis’ remarks. He made them in a general audience at the Vatican, not in consoling a distraught boy whose dog had died. The article also misstated what Francis is known to have said. According to Vatican Radio, Francis said: “The Holy Scripture teaches us that the fulfillment of this wonderful design also affects everything around us,” which was interpreted to mean he believes animals go to heaven. Francis is not known to have said: “One day, we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ. Paradise is open to all of God’s creatures.’’ (Those remarks were once made by Pope Paul VI to a distraught child, and were cited in a Corriere della Sera article that concluded Francis believes animals go to heaven.) An earlier version also referred incompletely to the largest animal protection group in the United States. It is the Humane Society of the United States, not just the Humane Society.