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Benedict XVI considers that media set bad examples for young people

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Benedict XVI showed his displeasure at the content presented by the current media, accusing them of being a bad influence for the youngest, writes Reuters.

The Pope says that many of the programs broadcast on average, «and reaching millions of families around the world», are a bad example for those who watch them.

The person in charge of the Catholic Church took advantage of the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, which brought together professionals, experts, members and consultants from the Pontifical Council from all over the world, to share his opinion on the current situation of average.

Even so, Benedict XVI recognized the importance of average as a vehicle for accessing information and highlighted the value of some content such as documentaries, news services, debates and interviews.

During the same session, the Pope explained that the media is evolving «rapidly» and that, «despite the written press struggling to remain in circulation, other media such as radio, television and the Internet are evolving in an extraordinary way».

Finally, Joseph Ratzinger called on industry leaders to advise producers to «safeguard the common good, maintain the truth, protect individual human dignity and promote respect for the needs of families».

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