Did Pope John Paul II Bless Pokemon?

BG writes: “Recently we noticed that several boys in our homeschooling group play with Pokemon and have dozens of card files of these characters . . . . I read your blog post about Pokemon and agree.  However, I also found an article on the internet saying that the wonderful Pope John Paul II gave his blessing to Pokemon saying it was nothing more than fodder for a child’s imagination.  So now I am confused.  Do you have any more information on John Paul’s approval of these toys?  Could the article have been wrong?  Or a fake?  I had an interesting conversation with another homeschooling mom who approves of these toys, and I would like to get my ducks in a row on these issues.”

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