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Pope Francis's first-ever 'selfie' on Instagram is a 'holy fake'

Published 14/12/2015 | 15:57

Pope Francis takes his first-ever selfie (Photo: Instagram/Vatican)
Pope Francis takes his first-ever selfie (Photo: Instagram/Vatican)

A selfie reportedly taken by the Pope has been deemed a 'holy fake'.

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A 'selfie' of the Pontiff was posted to an Instagram account named 'The Vatican' today and received almost 10,000 likes within the first five hours.

Instagram-users described the photo of the grinning Pope as 'awesome'.

But news and tech website Mashable has deemed the photo a 'holy fake' and said the screengrab of the Pope was taken during a video chat earlier this year.

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