How EU’s mainstream media use the Pope to shape narratives


Pope Francis doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to Europe and what ails it and its polity. The Pope appears one of the few public figures willing to speak out against the myriad issues that are undermining both the continent and the EU project itself.

But you’d be hard pressed to find that out given the way EU mainstream media use the Pope to shape their own narratives.

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Pope Francis during the farewell ceremony at Budapest International Airport at the end of his visit to Hungary, 30 April 2023. EPA-EFE/VATICAN MEDIA