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Friday, 01 April 2022 09:22

Mightier than the sword

This month we reflect and recognise the part that the Press and journalists play in risking their lives to bring us truthful, current news as the world celebrates their achievements on World Press Freedom Day on 3 May. Carmelites also commemorate the work of Dutch journalist and academic Titus Brandsma O.Carm, soon to be canonised on 15 May.  Peter Thomas has had a fulfilling career in this area himself and has written with great passion the parallels he sees in how the work of Titus Brandsma and World Press Freedom Day are connected.

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