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Pope to media: Disinformation, one-sided reporting are grave sins

 / 09:17 AM December 17, 2017

Pope Francis speaks to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s square at the Vatican in this January 6, 2017, photo. AP

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is criticizing journalists who dredge up old scandals and sensationalize the news, saying it’s a “very serious sin” that hurts all involved.

Francis, who plans to dedicate his upcoming annual communications message to “fake news,” told Catholic media on Saturday that journalists perform a mission that is among the most “fundamental” to democratic societies.

But he reminded them to provide precise, complete and correct information and not to provide one-sided reports.Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/953157/news-pope-francis-media-sins-disinformation-biased-reporting-fake-news-catholic-journalism#ixzz51gMpTYsu
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