Oliver Willis

Pope Francis Brain Tumor Rumor

Italian newspaper Quotidiano Nazionale published a rumor that Pope Francis has a brain tumor. The paper said a “small dark spot” on the Pope’s brain had been found by Japanese neurosurgeon Takanori Fukushima at the San Rossore di Barbaricina clinic near Pisa.

Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, denied the story: “The publication of completely unfounded reports on the health of the holy father by an Italian newspaper is seriously irresponsible and not worthy of attention.”

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