Vatican denies pope tumour report

Msgr Becciu brushes aside 'commotion' over brain tumour report

(ANSA) - Vatican City, October 21 - The Vatican's substitute for general affairs at the secretariat of state, Monsignor Angelo Becciu, on Wednesday brushed aside media reports that Pope Francis has a brain tumour.
    "I met with the pope yesterday evening. He's very well and on great form! What's all this commotion about his health?" Msgr Becciou wrote in a post to his Twitter feed, published by the Vatican newspaper Osservatore Romano. Earlier Vatican Spokesman Father Federico Lombardi denied a report by QN magazine that Pope Francis has a small, curable brain tumour. He described the report as "totally unfounded, irresponsible and unworthy of attention".