Fraudulent Representation

Pope Francis appears for the first time on the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican March 13. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected the 266th Roman Catholic pontiff.

Recently a reporter came to one of our parishes without an appointment and identified himself as representing the Florida Catholic. The reporter misrepresented himself. Should a reporter come to your parish without an appointment to speak with you and says he/she is representing the Florida Catholic, please kindly inform the reporter that they need to make an appointment.

Florida Catholic reporters and photographers do wear appropriate identification with photos to further assist you. If you ever need to verify if a reporter is indeed representing the Florida Catholic, please contact Teresa Peterson at 407-246-4811 or

Thank you for kind cooperation.