Pope Francis recently weighed in on the topic, as reported here:
“The Holy Scriptures teach us that the realization of this wonderful plan covers all that is around us, and that came out of the thought and the heart of God,” Pope Francis said, as quoted by Italian news site Resapubblica.
The Pope then went on to say that “heaven is open to all creatures, and there [they] will be vested with the joy and love of God, without limits.”
I confess I’m with Pope Francis on this one; I can’t imagine a Heaven without the companionship of my beloved animals, or the glories of all God’s creation being present.
What do you believe?