Pope Francis picks ‘fake news’ as theme of upcoming address

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Pope Francis plans to address the “fake news” phenomenon early next year, His Holiness announced Friday. “I have chosen this theme for World Communications Day 2018: ‘The truth will set you free’ (Jn:32). Fake news and journalism for peace,” the pope tweeted. Specifically he’ll set his sights on “baseless information that contributes to generating and nurturing a strong polarization of opinions…