Pope's message to the new La Stampa: The importance of informing with respect

Pope Francis' message to La Stampa

Pope's message to the new La Stampa: The importance of informing with respect

By Pope Francis

At a time when everyone speaks and steps in, but not everyone is willing to listen and reflect, the role of professional information is more necessary than ever. Today, social media are universally available tools and represent a great opportunity to people. But it is precisely this growing information offers and web spaces that makes the role of professional journalists and quality journalism even more important.

A journalism that not only respects the rules of professional ethics, trying to offer good information, but that can also propose, in the difficult context in which we live, information that is good: made of insights and comparison, always respectful of the people ‘s dignity.

An information that does not fall into sterile contrasts, into superficiality, into chatter. An information that does not settle for describing only what is already in the spotlight, that does not forget the dramatic situations of which no one speaks, and that does not tire of telling with sensitivity and humanity the stories of people, with particular attention to the defenseless, the last, the discarded, those who have no power.
Information able to tell the complexity of the reality in which we live, without giving in to easy schematism and propaganda.
I wish the newspaper La Stampa, which has undergone a stylistic redesign, and Vatican Insider, La Stampa’s website dedicated to religious information, every success in offering its readers good information and an information that is good.

Please do not forget to pray for me. May the Lord bless you and may Our Lady protect you.

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 09:33
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