Pope Francis’ cryptic tweet leaves his flock confused
The wordings of a tweet by Pope Francis has been the subject of debate by a section of the Pontiff’s 13.7 million Twitter followers.
In his tweet, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, revealed the theme for this year’s Catholic Church’s World Communications Day.
The World Communications Day is annual celebration that encourages the Catholic Church members to reflect on the opportunities and challenges that the modern means of social communication affords the Church to communicate the gospel message.
I have chosen this theme for World Communications Day 2018: “The truth will set you free” (Jn 8:32). Fake news and journalism for peace.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) September 29, 2017
It is the “truth” and “fake news” bit that had the Pope’s followers seeking clarification.
Here is what some of the Pope’s followers had to say:
Maybe something got lost in translation? Cuz yeah, makes no sense otherwise.
— Regina Anita (@regina_anita23) September 29, 2017
Seeing as this is your theme for World Communications Day you could have made your tweet a little clearer. I don’t get it.
— Peter Knight (@PeterKnight1959) September 29, 2017
Yes. In the spanish pope accunt it translates as fake news vs journalism of peace. Blessed to be bilingual.
— Dalsy Mercado (@dalmer11) September 29, 2017
Translation breakdown from native tongue to English
— ❣Ω Jane Maynowski ⚖ (@JustJane59) September 29, 2017
The theme for World Communications Day 2018: “The truth will set you free” O God, let the truth set this poor pope free of all his errors.
— Robert John Bennett (@BennettRobertJ) September 29, 2017
Lost in translation but the sentiment is correct.
— OrientalLakeside (@Orientallake) September 29, 2017
Father, there may be something wrong with his translation because fake news and journalism doesn’t bring peace whatsoever
— Bea Carpio (@MrsDreadful) September 29, 2017