I would like to devote this year’s Message to the theme of storytelling, because I believe that, so as not to lose our bearings, we need to make our own the truth contained in good stories – Pope Francis.
“I see this conference as an endorsement of the key role the elderly play in our Church and in society today. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI recognised that critical role when he wrote a special Prayer for Grandparents in 2008” - Bishop Denis Nulty.
Seminar marking World Communications Day highlights new continent of the digital world as opportunity for mission.
“There is great potential to communicate the truth of the Gospel on the digital highways. It is important that we do so at all times with compassion and love.”
We have to break the vicious circle of anxiety resulting from a constant focus on ‘bad news’, says Pope in World Communications message.
The internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God: Pope Francis.
Good communication is never merely the product of the latest or most developed technology but realised through deep interpersonal relationship.
The great challenge facing people today is to learn once again how to talk to one another, not simply how to generate and consume information.
The Church is not trying to hurt or offend anyone, “We simply want to respect the dignity of difference between male and female” - Archbishop Eamon Martin.
Archbishop Eamon Martin, chair of the Bishops’ Council for Communications, welcomes this year’s message from Pope Francis.
Pope Francis tells crowds, "He is always with us, and even now is here with us in the Piazza. The Lord is with us!”
Church needs to be concerned for, and present in, the world of communication, Archbishop Eamon Martin affirms.