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If this choice of 'Person of the Year' should mean that many people have understood this message the Pope is really happy about this
Vatican City (Vatican Radio ) - Pope Francis has been named Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year' for 2013. He is the third Roman Pontiff to receive this honour after John XXIII in 1962 and John Paul II in 1994. The Head of the Holy See's Press Office, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, issued the following statement: "The decision didn't come as a surprise given the great resonance and attention surrounding the election of Pope Francis right from the start of the new pontificate. The fact that one of the most prestigious awards to be attributed by the international press should…
Catholic journalists from Mumbai urged to stand up for truth
Mumbai (Matters India): A Catholic bishop has urged media persons to uphold the truth and stand up for the voiceless in an era of intense competition to get into the limelight. "Media is powerful. It opens up great opportunities and great challenges before us," said Bishop Chacko Thottumarickal of Indore, chairperson of the Indian Catholic bishops' office of social communication at a function in Mumbai to mark the golden jubilee of the Indian Catholic Press Association (ICPA). Some 60 Catholic media persons from various parts of India attended the December 7-8 program held at Alberione Hall of St Paul's Media…
CAMECO Update - 2013
CAMECO Update New Call for Cardinal Foley Scholarship Fund Evaluation of Radio Pacis in Northern Uganda Stem van Afrika supports seven radio initiatives Strategic planning workshops in Croatia and Belarus Supporting the establishment of Catholic radio networks CAMECO Practice Series: available publications TOP Five Publications Call for applications from Africa, Asia and Latin AmericaCardinal Foley Scholarships for Communication Studies Thanks to a scholarship granted by the Cardinal Foley Fund, three students from Burundi, India and Uganda were able to begin their communication studies in October 2013. This fund was initiated in 2012, by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications (PCSC),…
www.intermirifica50.va Celebrating 50 years of the decree, « Inter Mirifica »
Vatican City: 50-years-ago this month (4 December 1963), the Conciliar Decree on the Instruments of Social Communication, « Inter Mirifica », was promulgated. This special released by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications , www.intermirifica50.va , celebrates the anniversary with news, movie clips, details of events and other contributions relating to this important milestone in the Church's relationship with the world, through the various media. The Church has come a long way since that day in 1963, and within this site, you'll see that its journey was not always an easy one; nevertheless, no one now could doubt the value…
Vatican Radio archive : 'Inter Mirifica' : 50 years on ...
Vatican City (Vatican Radio ) It was December 4th 1963, so half a century ago, when the first two decrees of the Second Vatican Council were passed. The documents focused on the liturgy and on the mass media. Veronica Scarisbrick brings you a programme centred around the decree on mass media which goes by the title of 'Inter Mirifica '. A decree which in a sense echoes Pius XII's encyclical 'Miranda Prorsus' dated six years earlier . The pope to sign 'Inter Mirifica' was Paul VI who in this document highlights how: " It is the duty of Pastors to…




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