Francis, denounces fake news about COVID, vaccines, urges truth

Pope Francis walks to reach his chair as he arrives for his weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

 If this is your pope, then get your shots now.

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis denounced fake news about COVID-19 and vaccines Friday, blasting the “distortion of reality based on fear” but also urging that people who believe such lies are helped to understand true scientific facts. MORE