Philippines: Carmelite ‘Martyr of Press Freedom’ Inspiration amid Flood of Fake News

Amid the flood of disinformation ahead of this year’s Philippine national elections, Filipinos should find inspiration in a priest who was dubbed “martyr of press freedom” for standing for the truth.

“With fake news and misinformation going on, the truth is compromised,” said Father Christian Buenafe, O.Carm, at the opening of an exhibit on the life and works of Titus Brandsma.

Titus Brandsma, a Dutch Carmelite priest, educator, and journalist, will be canonized by Pope Francis on May 15, 2022. He was who was executed at the Dachau concentration camp on July 26, 1942, for his refusal to publish Nazi propaganda in Catholic newspapers.

Source: Licas News

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