Photos: Animals may not end up with God, but here they are with popes

Photos: Animals may not end up with God, but here they are with popes

Did Pope Francis really say animals can go to heaven? It appears not. But he seems to enjoy being around them. As did his two predecessors. Below, photos of popes with lions and lambs, and even a slithering serpent. An earlier version of this gallery cited information from the New

Did Pope Francis really say animals can go to heaven? It appears not. But he seems to enjoy being around them. As did his two predecessors. Below, photos of popes with lions and lambs, and even a slithering serpent.

An earlier version of this gallery cited information from the New York Times article that has since been corrected.

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