Italy
44th World Communications Day (Fr. Cantalamessa)

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This year, Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa is the recipient of the Pauline Communications and Culture Award. The award ceremony on 11 May 2010 concluded the annual meeting organized by the Daughters of St. Paul and their collaborators in preparation for World Communications Day (16 May 2010).
For the first time, the Italian Bishops Conference (CEI), the diocese of Rome, the Lateran University, Catholic Action Rome, the newspaper Avvenire and the Lazio Catholic Press Union all joined forces with the Pauline Communications and Culture Organization to offer the public a time of reflection on the theme chosen by Benedict XVI for the 44th World Communications Day: “The Priest and Pastoral Ministry in a Digital World: New Media at the Service of the Word.”
The award ceremony is one of the many events being held during Communications Week, a national event organized by the FSPs and SSPs in accord with the CEI Directory for Communications and Mission to help prepare the people of Italy to celebrate WCD more profoundly.
The Pauline Communications and Culture Award
This award is conferred annually on media workers, directors, journalists, writers, entertainers or cultural associations that have made an outstanding contribution through their work to spreading the Pope?s message for World Communications Day.