Fight fake news and seek for truth pope tells journalists

VATICAN (CNS): “At a time when many spread fake news, humility keeps you from peddling food spoiled by disinformation and invites you to offer the good bread of truth. The humble journalist is a free journalist: free from pressures, free from biases,” Pope Francis told members of the Foreign Press Association in Italy during an audience at the Vatican on May 18. He added that that such freedom also required courage.
 
The pope said the Church has always held the work of journalists in high esteem and regard, even when their job entails touching sore “wounds,” including wounds within the Church.
 
“Your work is valuable because it contributes to seeking the truth, and only the truth sets us free,” he said.
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