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Truth in the digital age: Pope's theme for World Day of Social Communications

September 29, 2010

The Vatican has announced the theme chosen by Pope Benedict XVI for the 45th annual World Day of Social Communications: “Truth, proclamation and authenticity of life in the digital age.” The Pontifical Council for Social Communications explained that “in an age that is largely dominated, and at times conditioned, by new technologies, the value of personal witness remains essential.” Technology alone cannot solve problems or communicate principles, the note observed. “The truth must remain the firm and unchanging point of reference of new media and the digital world, opening up new horizons of information and knowledge.”

The Pope’s message on that theme will be released on January 24, the feast of St. Francis de Sales, the patron saint of journalists.


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