Is this the first papal selfie? Alas, the viral Pope Francis story that wasn’t

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Pope Francis' first Instagram-posted selfie, at the Vatican.va account, stormed the Web with likes Dec. 14, 2015.

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Pope Francis' first Instagram-posted selfie, at the Vatican.va account, stormed the Web with likes Dec. 14, 2015.

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(RNS) The Instagram post was a big hit but the story turned out to be too good to be true -- like some previous papal urban legends.