2015-10-21 08:46:00

Lombardi denies Pope Francis' health reports

(Vatican Radio)  The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, has called reports that Pope Francis has “a small dark spot on the brain”, as unfounded.

He issued the denial after an Italian newspaper reported that Pope Francis had sought treatment for a tumor.

Father Lombardi said Pope Francis was carrying out his activities as usual and the spread of unfounded rumours was "extremely irresponsible and not worthy of attention".

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