A Howler of a New York Times Correction

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In what stands, at this late calendar-year stage, as an instant frontrunner for New York Times correction of the year, the following note has been added to Rick Gladstone’s December 12 piece suggesting that Pope Francis hinted well-behaved dogs were perhaps bounding past the Pearly Gates:

Correction: December 12, 2014

An earlier version of this article misstated the circumstances of Pope Francis’ remarks. He made them in a general audience at the Vatican, not in consoling a distraught boy whose dog had died.

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