Head of the catholic church Pope Francis has raised eyebrows amongst his followers after the release of a list of proposed future saints which includes the name of deceased celebrity big cat Cyril the Lion who looks set to be named as The Patron Saint Of All Things Furry.
"He appeared to the Pope in a dream" said Vatican spokesperson Louigi Lastrami "and told him that it was time the animal kingdom had a representative in the catholic church. He also said that he wants all the world's dentists to be rounded up and shot" Lastrami said.
According to Vatican law for someone to be made a saint they must have performed at least one miracle during their life time which Lastrami says occurred during a feeding time shortly before Cyril's shock death.
"He ate a whole elephant in one sitting" he said "Bones and all"
The nomination of Cyril has caused uproar amongst many animal enthusiasts
who claim there are several other animals more deserving than Cyril to be named the first saint from the animal kingdom.
"What about Smokey the Bear?" one expert asked "he spent his entire life teaching children the dangers of playing with matches yet doesn't even get a mention" he said