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Vatican official tells Catholic journalists to aim high

In reporting the truth, journalists should hold themselves to the highest standards of professional excellence and moral integrity, Pontifical Council for Social Communications President, Archbishop John Foley, has told the World Congress of the International Catholic Union of the Press in Bangkok.

He said that while journalists' lives should reflect "the sovereignty of God over all aspects of human life", Catholic journalists also should reflect the highest "professional and ethical standards as persons and as journalists."

Speaking on Wednesday, Archbishop Foley said: "You are not journalists who happen to be Catholic, nor are you Catholics who happen to be journalists; you are Catholic journalists with a true vocation to tell the truth with love and to help others do the same."

The archbishop told the group that its work can have a positive impact on society.

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15 Oct 2004