Italian Regime Newspaper Mocks Pinocchio-Francis

The daily (owner: Berlusconi family) satirised on November 5 that the Vatican had created the Golden Pinocchio award, which Jorge Mario Bergoglio had won “without competition".

The story behind it was Francis’ recent answer to the regime's TG1 news programme on whether he preferred Maradona or Messi, "I prefer the third one, Pelé", he said.

But seven years ago, when asked by a group of boys whether he preferred Maradona or Pelé, he replied, “I chose the third one, Messi." comments that no one knows what the truth is, but they all agreed to award Bergoglio the award.