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50th Anniversary of the World Wide Web

The World Wide Web is a wonderful example of collaboration among the military (U.S. Department of Defense), hackers and academics. Today the Web is the communication platform that connects the world. And it was not meant for war! In fact, the idea behind it was to create a universal library, called the Intergalactic Computer Network–a… Read more »

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World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

Engage the Past Through Sounds and Images: this is the theme of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2019, promoted by UNESCO and celebrated every year on 27 October. The aim of WDAH is to raise awareness of the importance of preserving our collective histories–often captured on film, video, audio or digital formats–because…

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Persecuted More than Ever

Awareness and initiatives to denounce anti-Christian persecution are increasing but nevertheless the phenomenon continues to spread, taking on different forms and finding new perpetrators. Almost 300 million Christians live in lands where they are persecuted simply because they are Christian. This data comes from the report of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), a…

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Kuala Lumpur: World Book Capital 2020

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has been designated World Book Capital 2020. The title is awarded annually by UNESCO to a city in recognition of the quality of its programs to promote the dissemination and reading of books. The International Association of Publishers (IPA) and the International Federation of Booksellers’ Associations (IFLA) participate in the initiative. Kuala… Read more »

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Religion Today Film Festival: the Festival of Co-habitation

After days of intense work, the jury of the Religion Today Film Festival has chosen the winning films of this 22nd edition of the event, which focused on mission as the real protagonist–a travel experience, not in the sense of giving up one’s house, but in order to build more houses in more cultures. …

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Dedicated to the Word of God

By means of the Motu Proprio Aperuit Illis, promulgated on 30 September 2019 (the liturgical memorial of St. Jerome), Pope Francis has established that the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the Word of God. The Pope opens the document by reminding everyone that at …

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Theme of the 54th World Communications Day

“So that you may tell your children and grandchildren (Ex. 10:2). Life creates history.”“By choosing this theme, taken from a passage in the Book of Exodus, for the 54th World Communications Day,” reads a Vatican press release, “Pope Francis underscores how particularly precious is the patrimony of memory in communications. The Pope has emphasized…

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The Common Good in the Digital Age

Experts in the field of today’s most advanced technologies, along with philosophers, theologians and representatives of a variety of other backgrounds, gathered in the Vatican from 26-28 September 2019 to participate in a seminar organized by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and the Pontifical Council for Culture. To understand technological development in our… Read more »

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Talitha Kum: 10 Years Online against Human Trafficking

Get to your feet! This command, addressed not only to individuals but also to society as a whole, perfectly sums up the identity of Talitha Kum, the international network of consecrated women against human trafficking set up by UISG (the International Union of Women Superiors General). This year the anti-trafficking network is celebrating its tenth …

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Literature Festival

The 23rd edition of Italy’s annual Mantua Literature Festival focused on the theme Space of Thought Against Trivialization. The program included over 300 appointments with storytellers, essayists and other guest speakers. At the center of the event were issues related to the Mediterranean, to Europe and to the movement of peoples, but a lot of…

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