BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- In some stories from 2005 and March 2013 about Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who became Pope Francis last month, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Bergoglio had a lung removed as a teenager.
Bergoglio's sister, Maria Elena Bergoglio, former spokesman Guillermo Marco, and authorized biographer Sergio Rubin confirm that only part of one lung was removed. Rubin provides more details in his book "Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio," published last month. It says Bergoglio suffered an infection at 21, and that doctors removed the upper part of his right lung after finding three cysts.
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