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Pope Francis' message to the media: “Speak the truth, even if it is uncomfortable”

To celebrate this year's World Communications Day, Pope Francis has chosen the theme of “Speaking from the heart, with truth and with love.”

The day is an invitation to the media to work with social responsibility. The Pope invites them to "speak from the heart" in the face of what he describes as indifference and exploitation of the truth. This implies speaking the truth with humanity in mind, understanding that information will always affect real men and women. 

Pope Francis reminds us that communication is never a mere instrument, but a reflection of what is carried within. He says that "we are what we communicate", which goes against the grain of social media, where people communicate what they want to be and not what they are. 

The Pope invites the media to reject propaganda that does not contribute to peace and to encourage communication that helps resolve conflicts between nations.