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Wire service retracts reports on Pope’s lung

Catholic World News - April 02, 2013

The Associated Press has corrected its earlier reports on an operation involving one of Pope Francis’s lungs.

“In some stories from 2005 and March 2013 about Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who became Pope Francis last month, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Bergoglio had a lung removed as a teenager,” the wire service stated. “Bergoglio suffered an infection at 21, and … doctors removed the upper part of his right lung after finding three cysts,” according to a recently published book.

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  • Posted by: Roy - Apr. 03, 2013 2:25 AM ET USA

    The press do not yet know what to make of Pope Francis. If he does not conform to prevailing ideas of what the Church should be, namely, a social action agency, you will see more carelessness or worse in reporting on him.

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