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Faith Communication in the Digital world

Training initiative of the Dicastery for Communication

On Saturday 20 February, the Dicastery for Communication launched the “Faith Communication in the Digital World” project. This is a pilot initiative that intends to respond to the challenges of how the Church can and must be present online to adequately respond to the spiritual needs of people, especially through the digital platforms. It is… Read more »

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Vatican Radio turns 90

On 12 February Vatican Radio celebrated its 90th anniversary. During these decades the Holy See’s radio station has lived and commented on epochal moments in world history. It began broadcasting on 12 February 1931, the day on which Pope Pius XI’s first radio message to all peoples was transmitted with the famous announcement “Hear, O… Read more »

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Radio Veritas in Bengali Celebrates its 40th Birthday

“Over the past 40 years, Radio Veritas Asia in the Bengali language has offered listeners what is most important: direct and indirect preaching of the Gospel and Christian values.” This is what Fr. Augustine Bulbul Rebeiro, director of the Christian Communication Center (CCC) of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh in Dhaka, said to Fides… Read more »

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Biblical Festival 2021: You Are All Siblings

The 2021 edition of the annual Biblical Festival organized and promoted by the Society of St. Paul and the Diocese of Vicenza centered on the theme You Are All Siblings, based on the Gospel of Matthew. In a statement publicizing the event, its organizers said that “it is especially significant and necessary today to emphasize…

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Happy Birthday, Wikipedia!

Wikipedia is 20 years old! With more than 55 million entries in over 300 languages, it is the largest encyclopedia ever written and is among the most visited web sites in the world. The online initiative, whose content is created and maintained by a community of volunteer editors, came into being on 15 January 2001…. Read more »

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Missionaries Killed in 2020

According to information gathered by Fides News Agency, 20 missionaries in various parts of the world were killed in 2020: 8 priests, 1 male religious, 3 women religious, 2 seminarians and 6 lay people. On the continental level, the highest number of missionary deaths recorded this year was once again in America, where 5 priests… Read more »

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Church Statistics in the World

On the occasion of the 94th World Mission Day (18 October), Fides News Agency published a report on Catholic Church statistics throughout the world. The information was taken from the Church’s Book of Statistics, updated to 31 December 2018. The data reads: There has been no halt to a phenomenon that has been going on… Read more »

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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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