Pope Francis – Rumours of death of Pope Francis has been circulated on internet. Read the below messages:

Fake Message Twitter –

BREAKING NEWS: Pope Francis Dies At 80 Following Cardiac Arrest -

Fake new site link –



Our Analysis – The message for death of Pope Francis due to cardiac arrest is fake. Francis is 266 th Pope of Roman Catholic Church. He is also the current Pope of this place.

Pope Francis is the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio as Bishop of Rome, and sovereign of Vatican City. The above post was circulated on 26th Feb and on 5th March, on the first Sunday of Lent, Pope gave a speech - http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/do-you-read-the-bible-as-often-as-you-check-your-phone-francis-asks-38236/

Hence, he cannot give speech if he is not alive.

Conclusion – It is fake news being circulated on social media. None of the media channels has broadcasted this news till now. Hence we declare this news as FAKE.

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Chetan Sharma is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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