We knew this already, because it's the title of one of our favourite animated films - but it's been confirmed yesterday.

All dogs go to Heaven (if you believe that sort of thing).

According to reports, Pope Frank was comforting a young child who was upset about his dog recently dying. The Pope then said that he would see his dog again as "Paradise is open to all God's creatures."

This flies in the face of Pope Benedict's sermon in 2008 where he said that animals don't have souls.

However, Pope John Paul II said in 1990 that animals do, in fact, have souls. Inconsistencies in religion? SHUT THE FRONT DOOR.

The remark by the Pontiff has, believe it or not, sparked widespread debate in the Catholic Church about whether or not animals do have souls and if so, how does one understand their reasoning?

It's way too early in the day for a philosophical debate on the rights and wrongs of having a soul, so here's a clip from 1989's All Dogs Go To Heaven instead.