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Pope Francis and the Media

Almost from the day he was elected to the Chair of Peter, Pope Francis has displayed a propensity for making eye-brow raising comments. But the next time you want to ask, “He said WHAT?” maybe you ought to read the entire interview or statement at issue. The secular news organizations hardly ever do a good job of covering religion, and the reporting on Pope Francis lately has been just plain abysmal. The pope’s recent highly publicized interview that appeared in America magazine and its Italian Jesuit counterpart ran to 12,000 words. Most media organizations quoted …

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