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Pope Francis criticizes media for dredging up outdated tales

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is criticizing journalists who dredge up outdated scandals and sensationalize the information, saying it is a “very severe sin” that hurts all concerned. He reminded journalists to offer exact, full and proper data and to not present one-sided studies

Francis, who plans to dedicate his upcoming annual communications message to “pretend information,” informed Catholic media on Saturday that journalists carry out a mission that’s among the many most “elementary” to democratic societies. 

The pope mentioned: “You should not fall into the ‘sins of communication:’ disinformation, or giving only one aspect, calumny that’s sensationalized, or defamation, in search of issues which can be outdated information and have been handled and bringing them to mild right now.”

He known as these actions a “grave sin that hurts the guts of the journalist and hurts others.”

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