Media Campaign Targets Priest for Upholding Church Doctrine

Country: Spain

Date of incident: November 3, 2016

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith / Morals

Area of case: Media / Private

The Spanish media network SER launched a media campaign against a Catholic priest for posting a list of sins that preclude parishioners from receiving Communion until they have been confessed, calling the list a throw-back to old times.

The priest noted that the list he posted is from the doctrine of the Catholic Church and complained that the media network was attempting to silence him and interfere with his freedom of expression. Source: La Gaceta