Sunday, January 29, 2017

MEXICO - Mgr. Chávez Botello to reporters: "nourish the social conscience, because it is very weak"

The Archbishop of Antequera, Oaxaca (Mexico), His Exc. Mgr. José Luis Chávez Botello, anticipating the feast of St. Francis de Sales, Patron of journalists, wanted to celebrate the feast with media operators. 

Stressing the importance they represent for society, he told them: "You must not remain silent, you always have to convey the truth, like it or not".

During the Mass which he presided in the Cathedral, he recalled that Mexico is going through a very delicate moment, then called on the media to "nourish the social conscience, because it is very weak". 

The Archbishop pointed out that there are many good reasons why journalists, Church, business people, politicians, educators and parents "should commit themselves to respond to this emergency we are experiencing. Society needs media that disseminates truth as it is, not a sick or compromised truth".