Fact check: Pope Francis falls to the floor twice in a month

Fact check: Pope Francis falls to the floor twice in a month

- An online post has claimed that Pope Francis tripped and fell down the floor twice in a month

- The post mentioned that Pope Francis needed 10 million prayers for him to recover from those incidents

- However, it has been reported that the claim was false and misleading the public

- The photos circulating on social media were taken years ago and it was only one incident at that time

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A social media post has claimed that 83-year-old Pope Francis tripped and fell to the floor twice in a month.

However, KAMI learned that the claim was false and misleading the public.

In a report by Rappler, the now-deleted post by Facebook page "Talolot master" also mentioned that Pope Francis allegedly suffered from an illness after he fell twice.

“Pls.. pray for Pope Francis,” it read in the caption.

The post contained a lengthy statement and photos of Pope Francis being helped by other religious leaders to stand up from a fall.

“Pope Francis needs our prayers. Pope Francis has suffered from illness and this is the second time he has fallen in a months,” it said in the post.

“Pope Francis has only one lungs because the other has been removed due to infections. He needs more of our prayers than ever,” it added.

It was also mentioned that the goal of the campaign was to reach 10 million Hail Mary prayers for the pontiff.

Fact check: Pope Francis falls to the floor twice in a month
Screenshot from Rappler
Source: Facebook

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According to Rappler, the photos were taken during an open-air mass in Poland last July 28, 2016.

Pope Francis said that he was looking at the image of the Black Madonna when he missed a step and fell down the floor. On that same day, it was reported that the pontiff was fine and was “in good condition” after the incident.

No other incident of the Pope falling down was reported in the same month.

As reported by The Guardian, Pope Francis had his one lung removed when he was still a teenager due to an infection.

As previously reported by KAMI, Pope Francis has issued an apology after he was caught slapping the hand of a devotee to get away from her.

Pope Francis was born on December 17, 1936. He became a Catholic priest in 1969. And in 2013, he was elected as the pope.

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