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32 Reporters Killed Since the Beginning of the Year

Thirty-two journalists and press collaborators have been murdered since the beginning of the year while doing their jobs. Although the number of deaths is down compared to 2019 due to the world health crisis, it still remains worrying emphasized NGO Reporters sans frontières on the occasion of “International Day To End Impunity for Crimes Committed… Read more »

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New Website for the WCC

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has launched its new portal, inaugurating an online community. The website, which will act as an “ecumenical window,” wants to be a center of digital communication to promote multilingual communion. In its efforts to share insights and news, it will hopefully be refined thanks to the feedback of the… Read more »

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Theme for the 55th World Day of Social Communications

“Come and see(Jn 1,46). Communicating, encountering people as and where they are is the theme that Pope Francis has chosen for the 55th World Day of Social Communications which will be celebrated in 16 May 2021. We read in the statement from the Press Office of the Holy See that the words of the…

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Africa’s Technological Invention Award 2020 Goes to a Woman

Twenty-six-year old-year-old Charlette N’Guessan, a citizen of Ghana, has won the 2020 Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. She is the first woman to win this prize, conferred in recognition of her invention of Bace Api, a digital verification system that uses artificial intelligence and facial recognition to verify the identities of…

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Catitablet: app for reading the Bible in local languages

Catitablet is an initiative launched by the Catholic Church of Angola during the Covid-19 pandemic to enable people to read the fundamental texts of the Church not only in paper format but also on mobile devices. On 4 August, the Local Church presented to the public its latest project, entitled The Catechism via Tablet–a…

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First Cuban Catholic Radio Station on the Internet

Radio El Sonido de la Esperanza, launched by the Catholic Youth Network (RCJ), is the first Catholic radio station in Cuba to broadcast online 24 hours a day, thanks to the commitment of a group of young communicators to spread the message of the Church via the Internet. It was born recently as an online…

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The Giffoni Film Festival Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

The original program of the 2020 Giffoni Children’s Film Festival included a series of initiatives set to begin as early as this past February. But Covid-19 obliged Festival planners to divide their calendar into three parts, distributing over the course of the whole year the films and events dedicated to #Giffoni50. The first part of… Read more »

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New Directory for Catechesis: Living in the Digital Culture

Twenty-three years after the publication of the General Directory for Catechesis (1971) and 15 years after the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (2005), the updated Directory for Catechesis has now been released. The purpose of the text is to confront the new problems the Church is called to live. For the Daughters…

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VENEZUELA
10th Anniversary of Radio Natividad

The diocese of San Cristobal, Venezuela, launched Radio Natividad ten year ago, offering listeners programs centered on catechesis, reflections on a variety of subjects, sermons and Lectio Divina by Bishop Mario Moronta, who said in a recent testimony: “We use radio to evangelize and to spread the message of God to countless people, many of… Read more »

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VatiVision: a New Religious Platform

VatiVision, a new on-demand religious platform offering cultural, artistic and religious content inspired by the Christian message, is now a reality. It is something new in the field of religious communication, but not from a media point of view. The project, in fact, is inspired by the realities that dominate the market, from Netflix to…

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