No joke- the Pope is dead?
I guess no one can confirm it, but they've closed the doors to St. Peter's Basilica and the cardinals are arriving in Roma today from all over the world:
Yahoo news actually posted that the pope was dead. Then about 45 minutes later, they revised it to the above link with a totally different story.
Anyone in Italy have a news report they can translate?
I'm not religious, but I said a prayer.