“It is an understatement to say that political polarization in our communities is intense. Some people are close to despair that they will ever be able to have a fruitful conversation with a person of another political party.”
While facing sometimes angry criticism in social media, the pope repeatedly has encouraged journalists to “unmask” destructive news, guard against reporting “fake news” and to undertake their important work with humility in the search for truth.
The pope explains what motivates his signature style of spontaneously speaking and engaging with people, including the papal plane’s “lion’s den” of journalists, despite knowing the risks and slip-ups that might result.
Today, we have so many options available to help us communicate even better with our family, friends, those right next door and around the world. Unfortunately, we seem to be struggling with our ability to communicate with others, with ourselves and with God.