British television news mistakenly announces death of Pope

LONDON – A British television  ITV newsreader mistakenly claimed the Pope had died during a Christmas Day report.

During a segment about the pontiff’s Christmas address, Kylie Pentelow said the Pope “said vaccines should be made available to those most in need”.

Pentelow went on to say “his death was announced… excuse me” before ending the piece and moving on.

Pope Francis, 85, had led the Catholic church since 2013 when he replaced Benedict XVI.

Source: ITV

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