The iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has fact-checked this content and established that it is False.
To arrive to this conclusion, the iVerify Network of Fact-Checking Desks has conducted the following process. We discovered that the image of Pope Francis in a puffer trench coat, which appears realistic, was created by the latest version of the generative-AI art tool Midjourney. We asked the tool to generate an image of Francis wearing a puffer trench coat, and it produced a vivid image of the Pope walking down the street wearing the coat. Midjourney v5 is available as an alpha test for customers who subscribe to the Midjourney service via Discord.