Pope Francis, the coolest Pope who ever Poped, assured humans during his weekly address that they will be reunited with their pets in heaven. Those of us who are going to heaven, of course.

During his weekly address in the Vatican on Wednesday, Pope Francis was consoling a little boy who had recently lost his dog, assuring the boy that he and his furry friend would reunite in heaven.

"One day, we will see our animals again in the eternity of Christ. Paradise is open to all of God's creatures," the pontiff said, according to Italian news sources.

Keep in mind that he's already made himself clear that your pets are in no way a substation for actual human babies, but this seems like good news either way.

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This may not seem like much of a leap, but as Today.com notes, the conservative Catholic belief has been that animals don't get to go to Heaven because they apparently don't have souls.

If you're keeping track of the Pope's cool points, add this along with him telling old people to keep having sex, being totally chill about marrying couples who live in sin and giving the thumbs up to baptizing martians.

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