The media should give more room for positive and inspirational stories as countermeasures on the dominant topics of evil, violence and hate in the world, Pope Francis said on Thursday in the New Year's Message.

Pope Francis in front of 10.000 believers led the traditional mass at the end of the year "Te Deum" in the Basilica of Saint Peter.

In a brief sermon, Pope Francis mentioned the many tragedies that 2015 had marked. year: violence, death, the suffering of innocent people, refugees forced to leave their homeland, people without roof over their heads and without means to live.

Nevertheless, he pointed out that these inconveniences caused numerous gestures of great goodness to help the needy. But these good deeds are not in television news programs and do not present news, so the Pope emphasized that media should not allow solidarity to be in the shadow of arrogance of evil.

(Hina)