Who Is Pope Benedict?Check What happened With Him?Pope Benedict XVI retired as prelate of the Catholic church and served as the head of the church and the sovereign of the Vatican city-state from 2005 until 2013 when he resigned from his post. He attained the reputed position after winning the election in 2005 papal conclave ensued after the death of Pope John Paul ii. Benedict chose to be known by the title “pope emeritus” upon his resignation. Well, as of now, some rumours have been circulating claiming the death of Pope Benedict XVI. Get more information on Pope Benedict XVI’s death hoaxes.
A widely spread rumour asserted that Pope Benedict XVI passed away on Tuesday 12th July 2022. The information spread on the Internet like a wildfire and all the people who got their hand on the news gets extremely shocked. However, after a while when none of the official sources confirmed the news which raised doubt among the netizens and they tried to investigate the complete matter. Information has become one of the trending topics all day long. All the netizens and other preachers of Pope Benedict waited for the authentic source to confirm or deny the distressing news.
However, later it is has been said that it was the story of the grapevine and nothing like that has happened. The fake Tweet that affirmed the passing of the former church head was under review and getting investigated by cybercrime authorities. The fake news disturbed the entire Internet and even hurt the sentiments of all of Pope Benedict. The account with the user name George Bätzing, the head of the German Bishops’ Conference admitted that the 95 years old pontiff returned to the almighty. The rumour gained the attention of media organizations without any kind of authentic verification.
After a massive blunder consumed an entire day but later a prominent journalist associated with the National Catholic Reporter confirmed that the death news of the former head is fake he is alive. After a while, the same Tweet said that the previous Tweet had been uploaded by an Italian journalist Tommasso Debenedetti.
This isn’t the first time when the name appeared behind a fake post. The journalist is well known for posting fake accounts and misguiding consumers and people. Well, fortunately, Pope Benedict is alive and is 95 years of his age.