Archbishop Juan Jose Asenjo of Seville has called on Catholic journalists to share their Christian identity and be witnesses to the truth in their profession.
During a Mass celebrating the patron of journalists, St. Francis de Sales, Bishop Asenjo called on the professionals to be “witnesses of the truth” within their work, and also urged them to remember the poor and the needy.
Addressing Catholic professionals, Bishop Asenjo encouraged them “not to hide faith out of fear,” adding that Catholics have a right to be present in all areas of public life, including the media.
“The Church has much need for you…and she desires to be the friend of the media and of journalists. She doesn’t necessarily want televangelists, but neither should you hide your faith,” he concluded.