Vatican City, May 18, 2019 / 06:08 am
Pope Francis told journalists Saturday that their profession has a great responsibility, the foundation of which should be humility.
"Humility is an essential virtue for spiritual life; but I would say that it can also be a fundamental element of your profession," the pope said May 18.
He affirmed that there are other important qualities of a journalist, such as professionalism, writing skill, and ability to investigate and ask the right questions, but added that, "still, humility can be the cornerstone of your activity."
"Yours is an indispensable role, and this also gives you a great responsibility," he continued. "It asks of you a particular care for the words you use in your articles, for the images you transmit in your services, for everything you share on social media."