“I wish the
to be heard.”
Pope em. Benedict XVI.
In the fall of 2019, our Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI launched "The Tagespost Foundation for Catholic Journalism."
- so that young people can once again become capable of speaking and giving information about the beauty of faith. Young journalists must be trained so that they can report professionally and competently.
- so that the Catholic voice can be heard, especially through the new media. The Catholic voice must be present on the Internet.
- so that we can counter the bioethical challenges with the Catholic image of man. The human being is not an experimental field, but God's creature. Life is a gift from God and must not be exposed to unlimited manipulation.
Fotograf: Tobias Bosina
In a sea of information, we need role models and orientation.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI gives me orientation.
The Tagespost Foundation for Catholic Journalism stands for the issues of Pope Emeritus Benedict:
- Faith as a benchmark
Catholic journalists answer urgent questions on the foundation of our faith and measure events from church and society, in politics, culture and economy against what is always valid: against Catholic teachings
- High-reach media
They stand out from the crowd and set credible accents. Whether online or in print, readers should be able to form their own opinions based on facts.
- Economic independence
Catholic media work must be protected from internal church disputes and political influence. To achieve this, we need funding that guarantees independence - outside of church taxes and government grants.
The "Tagespost Foundation for Catholic Journalism" combines these pillars. It makes it possible for the content of the Catholic faith to be brought to the point in an up-to-date, understandable and unabridged way and to be accessible where it is needed: In the family circle, in editorial offices, in universities, at schools and everywhere where opinions are formed and convictions are developed. It wants to help create a space in which the Church can grow.
This is how we give the faith a strong voice and a secure future!
With your help we can make this awakening in faith possible together!
Guido Horst, editor-in-chief of the "Tagespost" and the newspaper's Rome correspondent for many years, at a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI.