Do you find it repulsive what the news media has done to Pope Francis, twisting his words?
There's only one problem: None of it ever happened
So how could such a fable so quickly become taken as fact?
Part of the answer may be the topic of the pope's talk to the crowd that day, which centered on the End Times and the transformation of all creation into a "new heaven" and a "new earth." Citing St. Paul in the New Testament, Francis said that is not "the annihilation of the cosmos and of everything around us, but the bringing of all things into the fullness of being."
The next day, Nov. 27, a story in the Italian daily Corriere della Sera by veteran Vaticanista Gian Guido Vecchi pushed the headline further: "The Pope and pets: "Paradise is open to all creatures
Social media and other media outlets then picked up the story, further conflating the statements and the chronology of events.
I'm beginning to think the father of lies must be involved.