Rome Newsroom, Oct 21, 2022 / 06:41 am
The Vatican’s Secretary of State told employees and collaborators of EWTN this week that the truth must be “fearlessly upheld” with a merciful and listening style.
Speaking at a dinner in Frascati, Italy, Oct. 19, Cardinal Pietro Parolin recalled the words of Mother Angelica, the founder of EWTN, who said, “You cannot go to heaven hating someone. Forgive now. Be compassionate now. Be patient and grateful now.”
Parolin said the Catholic media should not spread hate, but “promote a non-hostile communication.”
“The truth, and the values deriving from it, must be fearlessly upheld,” he continued. “This proclamation, however, should be formulated in a merciful style by those who patiently listen to the women and men of our time, who walk with them, even making themselves the interpreters of their suffering and their concerns.”