In a message to a virtual conference sponsored by the Catholic Press Association, Pope Francis urged the media to build bridges, defend life, and help young people “to distinguish good from evil.”
Saying the media are called “to inform and to unite,” the pope continued, “How urgently is this needed today, in an age marked by conflicts and polarization from which the Catholic community itself is not immune. We need media capable of building bridges, defending life and breaking down the walls, visible and invisible, that prevent sincere dialogue and truthful communication between individuals and communities.”
“We need media that can help people, especially the young, to distinguish good from evil, to develop sound judgments based on a clear and unbiased presentation of the facts, and to understand the importance of working for justice, social concord and respect for our common home,” he added.
Of course, the news media are not journalists but partisan political activists backing a Marxist agenda.