The Clergy and the Mass Media
HIS Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, has taken a distinct cognizance of the power and influence being wielded by mass media at the Vatican. Noting that last Sunday was the commemoration of the world day of social communications, the Pope said mass media could serve as a double-edged sword that could both serve the ends of what is good and what could be evil. The Pope called on members of mass media to exercise "personal responsibility," and "ethical responsibilities" to come up with objective reports that respect human dignity, safeguard truth and pay attention to the common good.
It is a fitting and timely call to the global mass media. After all, it is a call echoed by the highest ranking clergy of the Roman …
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Publication information: Article title: The Clergy and the Mass Media. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: May 10, 2005. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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