VATICAN, December 6, 2002 ( – Pope John Paul II addressed a Meeting of the International Catholic Union of the Press today.  In his speech the Pope outlined what it means to be a professional journalist who is Catholic.  “It means having the courage to seek and report the truth, even when the truth is inconvenient or is not considered ‘politically correct’,” he said.  “Quite simply, it means being a person of integrity, an individual whose personal and professional life reflects the teachings of Jesus and the Gospel. It means striving for the highest ideals of professional excellence, being a man or woman of prayer who seeks always to give the best that they have to offer, said the Pope.

He also mentioned that journalists should report positive news, something LifeSite is increasingly committed to doing.  See the Pope’s complete address:


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