PHOTO: Is This Pope Francis’s First Official Selfie?

A photo of a gleeful Pope Francis began going viral on social media, which many posts claim to be the Pope’s first official selfie.

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The photo surfaced on Instagram from a certain @Vatican.Va account that claimed to be the Vatican’s official Instagram account. However, Vatican officials said that it is not their official account.

Fr. James Martin, SJ, a Jesuit priest, writer, and editor-at-large of the Jesuit magazine America, debunked on his Facebook page this viral “Pope selfie.”

He said:

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Apparently, what spread out as the Pope’s first selfie is not a selfie.

Selfie or not, this photo shows how deeply happy the Pope is.

What are your thoughts on this photo of the Pope?

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