The newspaper Quotidiano Nazionale, a national paper based in central Italy, reported on its front page on Wednesday that a Japanese doctor and his team had secretly flown from Tuscany to the Vatican on a helicopter bearing the Vatican’s white-and-yellow flag to examine the pope “some months ago.”
The article, under the headline “The Pope is Sick,” said the Argentine pontiff was diagnosed with “a small dark spot on the brain,” but that it was curable without surgery.
Meanwhile, the Vatican denied the report calling the article “gravely irresponsible and unworthy of attention.”
Francis later held his weekly general audience before tens of thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square and was due to return to a three-week gathering of Roman Catholic bishops from around the world, which he has been attending daily.
It's shocking that someone had the guts to spread vicious lies about the Pope. Very bad!