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Pope wants people to spread stories from the Bible instead of fake news online

by Ruth Sax

Pope Francis is urging people to share Bible stories online instead of fake news.

In a message for World Communications Day on 24th May, Pope Francis said: "In an age when falsification is increasingly sophisticated, we need wisdom to welcome and create beautiful, true and good stories [and] courage to reject false and evil stories."

The head of the Catholic Church added: "We may not even realise how greedy we have become for chatter and gossip, or how much violence and falsehood we are consuming."

He said people should instead tell Biblical parables because 'the story becomes part of the life of those who listen to it, and it changes them'.

The 83-year-old Pope released his message on the feast day of St Francis de Sales, the patron saint of journalists.

 

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