Pope Francis: Fake, Sensationalized News Is a ‘Very Serious Sin’

Pope Francis has called on journalists to avoid sensationalizing the news and digging up old scandals, warning that to do so constitutes a “very serious sin.”
In comments to Catholic media yesterday, he described journalism as one of the most “fundamental” missions in democratic societies but warned against several pitfalls in the business that he said “hurts the heart of the journalist and hurts others.”
“You shouldn’t fall into the ‘sins of communication:’ disinformation, or giving just one side, calumny that is sensationalized, or defamation, looking for things that are old news and have been dealt with and bringing them to light today,” the pope said.
His remarks came ahead of an upcoming annual communications message, which he reportedly intends to dedicate to “fake news.” Read more.


  1. Pope, is Fake News a bigger sin than child kidnapping, child molesting, child murder and child sacrifice? Old scandals that shouldn’t be brought up?


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