Support today was unable to confirm today whether that was true or not. I'd appreciate hearing from Sonic operations staff, or anyone informed as to these matters, what would be needed to add PHP 7.0 to my site.
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AddHandler php-cgi .php
Action php-cgi /cgi-bin/php56
PHP versions older than 7.1 are are not receiving security patches from the core PHP team and not getting new releases, so those get flagged as a critical issue in the WP Site Health Tool.
The WordPress folks have this to say about previous version's insecurity:
And, to confirm, my WordPress dashboard indicates the following:
"PHP Update Required"
"WordPress has detected that your site is running on an insecure version of PHP."
FWIW, I'm currently running PHP 5.5, but I'm sure that upgrading to 5.6 will not eliminate the warning message. A 7.x version is required.