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2018 World Communications Day

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MemeENG-2The Holy See has released the Holy Father's Message for the 2018 World Communications Day. The message is entitled "The truth will set you free (John 8:32): Fake news and journalism for peace". It was released on 24 January 2018, the liturgical memorial of Saint Francis de Sales, patron saint of writers and journalists.

In his Message, Pope Francis expresses his hope "to contribute to our shared commitment to stemming the spread of fake news and to rediscovering the dignity of journalism and the personal responsibility of journalists to communicate the truth." The Holy Father concludes his message with the Franciscan prayer, "Lord, make us instruments of your peace."

In Canada, World Communications Day will be celebrated during 2018 on 13 May, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord.

Link to the Message

Last Updated on Tuesday, January 30 2018  
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