World Communications Day is a very important date in the Church calendar because it was the only worldwide celebration called for by the Second Vatican Council and it has been celebrated each year since on the Sunday before Pentecost. It will be celebrated this year on Sunday 12 May.
In this year’s message the Pope turns his attention to what might be seen as a more ‘classic’ element of communication: silence or, more precisely, the relationship between silence and word.
Bishops welcome Pope Benedict’s message for World Communications Day 2012 – The theme “Silence and Word: Path of Evangelisation”
Fr Lombardi: ‘I get greatest satisfaction from my mission “to serve the Pope”. My favourite definition of the Holy Father is “the servant of the servants of God”. Well, I think of myself as “the servant of the servant of the servants of God”.’
On Sunday 5 June the Catholic Church will celebrate the 45th World Communications Day on the theme ‘Truth, proclamation and authenticity of life in the digital age’.
PRESS RELEASE 7 February 2011 Catholic communicators award Of Gods and Men prize for Best European Film 2010 Des hommes et des Dieux (Of Gods and Men) by Xavier Beauvois of France has won the first Prize for Best European Film of 2010 offered by the European region of SIGNIS, the World Catholic Association for [...]
PRESS RELEASE January 27 2011 Cardinal Seán Brady welcomes first ever SIGNIS meeting in Ireland Today delegates from SIGNIS, the World Catholic Association for Communications, held their first ever meeting in Ireland in Dublin’s Alexander Hotel. Please see below a special letter of welcome by Cardinal Seán Brady to the delegates: Dear SIGNIS delegate, I [...]
PRESS RELEASE 24 January 2011 Bishops welcome theme for World Communications Day 2011‘Truth, proclamation and authenticity of life in the digital age’ Today Bishop John McAreavey and Bishop Denis Brennan of the Bishops’ Council for Communications welcomed this year’s message of Pope Benedict XVI for the 45th World Day of Social Communications. The theme of [...]
PRESS RELEASE29 September 2010 Bishops welcome Pope Benedict’s theme for World Communications Day 2011 ‘Truth, proclamation and authenticity of life in the digital age’ Today Bishop John McAreavey and Bishop Denis Brennan of the Bishops’ Communications Council welcomed the theme chosen by Pope Benedict for the World Day of Social Communications 2011. The theme for [...]
Bishop John McAreavey offers an introduction and reflection on the Pope’s message this year: The Priest and Pastoral Ministry in a Digital World: New Media at the Service of the Word.