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Did Pope Francis Forgive 4,444 Pedophile Priests in Australia?
  • 6 March 2018
A recent fake news item sought to distort the results of an inquiry into sexual...
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Did Pope Francis Allow a Little Girl to Sit with Him During a Homily?
  • 13 February 2018
The story was essentially true, but it picked up some embellishment along the way.
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Is This Pope Francis Dancing Merengue?
  • 26 January 2018
A viral video purportedly showing Pope Francis dancing merengue actually shows a lookalike at a...
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Pope Francis Rails Against ‘Fake News,’ Condemns ‘Snake-Tactics’ of Its Authors The Holy Father compared those who create and spread misinformation to the "crafty" serpent in...
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Did Pope Francis Write the ‘Gentle Reminder’ Message? The uplifting message offers tips on how to live more fulfilling lives, and encourages less...
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Pope Francis Says He Saw a Psychoanalyst Every Week, Decades Ago
  • 1 September 2017
The pontiff said he wanted to "clarify some things", according to newspaper reports based on...
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Pope Francis Kisses David Rockefeller’s Hand?
  • 9 August 2017
A photograph of Pope Francis greeting Holocaust survivors is part of a meme containing the...
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Did Pope Francis Say It Was Better to Be an Atheist Than a Bad Catholic?
  • 28 February 2017
Versions of a remark Pope Francis made about atheists and Catholics were misleadingly paraphrased.
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Did Pope Francis Condemn President Trump for Issuing a Travel Ban?
  • 30 January 2017
Pope Francis said it was hypocritical to "call yourself a Christian and chase away a...
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Pope Francis Decries ‘Sin’ of Spreading Disinformation
  • 7 December 2016
In an interview, Pope Francis decried the spread of false information as sinful — but...
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Pope Francis Has Lost All Faith in American Christians?
  • 14 November 2016
An uncorroborated source reported that Pope Francis said he had lost all faith in American...
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Pope Francis Shocks World, Endorses Hillary Clinton for President Yet another retread of the same fake news story has Pope Francis offering his endorsement...
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