Don’t know about others but these animals are going to heaven

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A dog looks at a Catholic priest during animal blessing rites at the Malate church in Manila, Philippines. (AP)

A dog looks at a Catholic priest during animal blessing rites at the Malate church in Manila, Philippines. (AP)

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Several Filipinos brought their pets to be blessed during the annual event which is also done to celebrate the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecology. (AP)

Several Filipinos brought their pets to be blessed during the annual event which is also done to celebrate the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecology. (AP)

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Xander Carandang, a Catholic priest, sprinkles holy water on people and their pets during a pet blessing at the Greenhills shopping mall in Manila. (REUTERS)

Xander Carandang, a Catholic priest, sprinkles holy water on people and their pets during a pet blessing at the Greenhills shopping mall in Manila. (REUTERS)

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A Catholic priest smiles as he sprinkles holy water on two dogs during animal blessing rites at the Malate church in Manila. (AP)

A Catholic priest smiles as he sprinkles holy water on two dogs during animal blessing rites at the Malate church in Manila. (AP)

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A Balinese woman sprays holy water over an elephant during a Tumpek Kandang ceremony at the Bali zoo in Gianyar. The ceremony is dedicated to the blessing of animals, livestock and pets with families holding ceremonies and offerings to the Hindu god Rudra. (AFP)

A Balinese woman sprays holy water over an elephant during a Tumpek Kandang ceremony at the Bali zoo in Gianyar. The ceremony is dedicated to the blessing of animals, livestock and pets with families holding ceremonies and offerings to the Hindu god Rudra. (AFP)

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A Roman Catholic priest blesses a crocodile as it is fed, with holy water on the eve of World Animal Day at Malabon Zoo in suburban Manila on October 3, 2015. (AFP)

A Roman Catholic priest blesses a crocodile as it is fed, with holy water on the eve of World Animal Day at Malabon Zoo in suburban Manila on October 3, 2015. (AFP)

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Kids even got their snakes to be blessed by the priest. (AP)

Kids even got their snakes to be blessed by the priest. (AP)

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People carry their pets before the start of a pet blessing at Greenhills shopping mall in Manila . (REUTERS)

People carry their pets before the start of a pet blessing at Greenhills shopping mall in Manila . (REUTERS)

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