2016-05-08 12:38:00

Pope Francis at Regina coeli: communicating the Good News

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis used his remarks to the faithful at Sunday’s Regina coeli to mark the 50th annual recurrence of World Communications Day, recalling the fundamental mission of the Church to proclaim the Good News of Christ’s victory over death, and the duty of all the baptized faithful of every age and in every state of life within the Church to make themselves protagonists of that mission.

“The [II Vatican] Council Fathers,” he said, drawing on his Message for the occasion, published earlier this year, “reflecting on the Church in the contemporary world, understood the crucial importance of communications, which ‘are capable of building bridges among persons, families, social groups, and peoples – and this both in physical and in digital environments.’”

The Holy Father went on to say, “I offer cordial greetings to everyone working the field of communications, and I hope that our way of communicating in the Church will always have a clear Gospel style, [conducted in] a manner that unites truth and mercy.”

Readers can find out more about the 50th World Communications Day by visiting the dedicated website space created by the new Secretariat for Communication at this link.

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