Journalists should be ethically balanced and love the truth, says Vatican official

.- During the opening of a conference on the media and the Church in contemporary Spain, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer at the European Council for Culture, Msgr. Enrique Planas, said members of the media should love the truth and freedom and should be ethically balanced.

The characteristics of a “competent medial professional” are “knowing what to write, common sense, ethical balance and love for the truth and for freedom,” Msgr. Planas said during his remarks.  

The future, he emphasized, must be built on the foundation of truth.  “Information must be separated from opinion and it is important that no fact be hidden, no matter how much we don’t like it,” he said.

The Catholic journalist must “project and live the meaning of Christian humanism,” he added, using as a backdrop “the curtain” of the Gospel.

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