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More than 300 Catholic Communicators in Rome for the SIGNIS World Congress 2014
Rome (SIGNIS) - More than 300 Catholic communicators from over 80 countries are converging to Rome for the SIGNIS World Congress 2014 on the theme “Media for a Culture of Peace: Creating Images with the New Generation”. The Congress opens on 25 February in the presence of Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.  Introducing the event, Archbishop Celli stated that the #SIGNISCongress is an answer to “the reality of our times.” “During three days we will be confronted with the changes taking place in our culture and the many expectations of hope in the…
The Vatican Film Library will host “Voices of Faith” next 8th of March
An extraordinary gathering of inspiring Catholic women will be the first ever Voices of Faith. This storytelling event takes place on the 8th of March 2014, International Women’s Day, at the The Vatican Film Library. The half day event is being streamed live on the internet, starting at 1400 Central European Time (1300 UTC) at of Faith will honour women in the Catholic Church with the Voices of 11 remarkable women from all over the world. Each woman will share how she tapped the power of her unwavering Catholic faith to perform deeds and services that have had an…
Two Outstanding Communicators Honoured at the SIGNIS World Congress 2014
Brussels (SIGNIS) - Fr Gaston Roberge SJ, pioneer of media education in India, and Mgr Roland Abou Jaoude, founder of the Catholic Information Centre in Lebanon, will receive a SIGNIS Life Achievement Award at the SIGNIS World Congress 2014. The SIGNIS Life Achievement Awards recognize SIGNIS members who have made outstanding contributions in the field of Catholic communication. Born in Montreal in 1935, Fr Gaston Roberge SJ first came to India as Jesuit missionary in the 1960s. In 1973, he founded the Chitrabani communications centre in Kolkata. Created with the support of Satyajit Ray, the centre had the only independent…
Western Region conducts Seminar on Social Media in Mumbai
Mumbai ( - Western Region organized a Media Seminar for Catholic Youth on the Sunday, 9 February 2014   at St. Paul`s Provincial House, Bandra, Mumbai. The theme of the Seminar was ``Social Media for Mission Outreach``.View actual sizeSocial Media is surely one of the most powerful tools in today`s 21st fast running century. It is so essential and has become indispensable in the life of every young person. It is rightly said that young people are the WTF generation, don`t get me wrong, it is `Wikepidia` `Twitter` and `Facebook` generation. The Media Seminar was attended by young people who came…
New Delhi ( The Society of Paul and Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India Office for Social Communication are jointly organizing a national seminar on media after a decade in New Delhi The February 21-11 seminar on “Envisioning Media 2025” is primarily for bishops, priests, religious, communication directors and students of theology and communication studies who play a key role in providing leadership in the Church, said St Paul Father Joe Eruppakkatt, the convener. The seminar will be held at Don Bosco Centre, Okhla, and Teen Murti Bhavan near Chanakyapuri. The seminar marks the centenary of the founding of the Society…

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