Pope: Journalists Are “Protectors of News”

In a message on World Communications Day, Pope Francis released "Fake News and Journalism of Peace," a missive denouncing the spread of fake news and lauding journalists as "the protectors of news." Said the Pontiff: "In today’s world, theirs is, in every sense, not just a job; it is a mission." He called for "a journalism that is truthful and opposed to falsehoods, rhetorical slogans, and sensational headlines. A journalism created by people for people, one that is at the service of all, especially those – and they are the majority in our world – who have no voice."

Source: Holy See Press Office

Posted on: January 24, 2018

Vatileaks Journos Walk, Others Guilty

Vatican court convicted a priest and a PR executive for leaking internal documents, but ruled it had no jurisdiction over two journalists who received the records on Italian soil. The priest, Spanish monsignor Angel Lucio Vallejo Balda was given an 18-month prison sentence for leaking documents to reporters Emiliano Fittipaldi and Gianluigi Nuzzi, who wrote books exposing Vatican secrets.

Source: The Guardian

Posted on: July 7, 2016