Pope Francis: fake and sensationalised news ‘a very serious sin’

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Pope Francis has ____________________ (1) journalists who dredge up old scandals and sensationalise the news, ____________________ (2) it’s a “very serious sin” that hurts all involved.

Francis, who plans to dedicate his upcoming annual communications message to “fake news”, ____________________ (3) Catholic media on Saturday that journalists perform a mission that is among the most “fundamental” to democratic societies.

But he ____________________ (4) them to provide precise, complete and correct information and not to provide one-sided reports.

The pope ____________________ (5): “You shouldn’t fall into the ‘sins of communication:’ disinformation, or giving just one side, calumny that is sensationalised, or defamation, looking for things that are old news and have been dealt with and bringing them to light today.”

He ____________________ (6) those actions a “grave sin that hurts the heart of the journalist and hurts others”.

(Adapted from theguardian.com on 17 December 2017)

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