WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY: Sharing ‘fake news’ makes one an accomplice in evil, says Pope Francis
At the end of his message for World Communications Day 2018, Pope Francis included a prayer he wrote adapted from the “Prayer of St Francis.” The message was released at the Vatican on 24 January, the feast of St Francis de Sales, the patron saint of journalists. Photo: Joanna Korhorst/CNS.
By Cindy Wooden
For his World Communications Day 2018 message, Pope Francis has advised social media users to check the source of what they share to ensure it is not “fake news” designed to deceive and manipulate.
The message is a reflection on the theme: “‘The truth will set you free’. Fake news