Pope Francis says Lula was a victim of ‘fake news’
Pope Francis said in an interview released this Sunday (18) that the judicial process that sentenced the president-elect of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, to prison is a “paradigm case”, mainly because it started based on “fake news” and for not give the “impression that it was decent”.
The statement was given after the Pontiff was questioned by the editor of the Spanish newspaper ABC, Julián Quirós, and the Vatican correspondent, Javier Martínez-Brocal, about what they think of the case of the PT, elected president of Brazil again after being tried and arrested.
“It is a paradigmatic case. The trial process began with fake news in the media, ‘fake news’, which created an atmosphere that favored his trial”, declared the Argentine.
According to the leader of the Catholic Church, “the problem of ‘fake news’ about political and social leaders is extremely serious”, because “they can destroy a person”.
Lula spent 580 days in prison and was prevented from running for the 2018 presidential elections. the petista in the case of the triplex in Guarujá (SP).
With the confirmation of the decision of the collegiate, the process will have to be resumed from the beginning and be sent to the Federal Justice in Brasília and not Curitiba, as it had been done. Before that, the former president’s sentence was 8 years and 10 months in prison.
“I don’t know how it ended. It doesn’t give the impression that it was a decent process. And in this regard, beware of those who create the climate for any process”, warns Francisco, recalling that “they do this through the media in order to influence those who must judge and decide”.
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