Monday, September 26, 2016

The Pope says, “Shut Up”

Holy Intervention

“Pope Francis on Thursday warned that journalism, when based on rumors, can be a form of terrorism, meaning a ‘weapon of destruction’ of both people and nations.  

‘I have often spoken of rumors as ‘terrorism,’ of how you can kill a person with the tongue,’ Francis said.”

Ines San Martin, Pope says journalism based on rumors and fear is ‘terrorism’, The Crux, Sept. 22, 2016 (Thanks to alert WORDster Steve Marston)

 • Editorial Comment: Meus deus.

PeezPix by Ted Pease

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