The Holy Father’s message for the 51st World Day of Social Communications, to be held on Sunday 28 May this year on the theme “‘Fear not, for I am with you’ (Isaiah, 43:5): Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time”, was published today.
For the occasion, at 11 a.m., Msgr. Dario Edoardo Viganò, prefect of the Secretariat for Communication, was present in the Holy See Press Office to speak with journalists.
The following is the full text of the message:
Access to the media – thanks to technological progress – makes it possible for countless people to share news instantly and spread it widely. That news may be good or bad, true or false. The early Christians compared the human mind to a constantly grinding millstone; it is up to the miller to determine what it will grind: good wheat or worthless weeds. Our minds are always “grinding”, but it is up to us to choose what to feed them (cf. St. John Cassian, Epistle to Leontius).
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