Pope Francis has a brain tumor? Vatican issues sharp denial

October 21, 2015 4:33 PM

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Pope Francis has a brain tumor? Vatican issues sharp denial

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Wednesday categorically denied a story from an Italian news agency that Pope Francis has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, calling the report “unfounded” and “seriously irresponsible.”

The brief and unsourced story was published late Tuesday on the website of Quotidiano Nazionale, or National Daily, which said only that a small tumor was discovered “months” ago and that no surgery would be required.

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