Pope Francis slams ‘fake news’ and the media for ‘dredging up old stories that have already been dealt with’
- The Catholic leader denounced sensationalism as a ‘very serious sin’
- He said journalists must provide precise, complete and correct information
- Francis plans to dedicate annual communications message to ‘fake news’
Pope Francis has criticised journalists who dredge up old scandals and sensationalise the news.
The head of the Catholic church denounced such actions as ‘very serious’ sins that hurt all involved.
Francis, who plans to dedicate his upcoming annual communications message to ‘fake news,’ said yesterday that journalists perform a mission that is among the most ‘fundamental’ to democratic societies.
Pope Francis, pictured at the Vatican in June, has criticised journalists who dredge up old scandals and sensationalise the news