Disinfo: It has been revealed that the Pope is a member…

Summary

It has been revealed that the Pope is a member of the Freemasons.

Disproof

No evidence given. Freemasons are a common target of conspiracy theories.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 70
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/05/2017
  • Language/target audience: Hungarian
  • Country: Vatican
  • Keywords: Secret elites / global elites, Pope Francis
  • Outlet: Hídfő

Disclaimer

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Disproof

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Disproof

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