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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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Laudato Si’ and Communications

To make the Pope’s encyclical a springboard for building a professional future based on respect for nature and creation so as to guide the younger generations toward safeguarding and protecting our common home: the Earth. This is the call that 9 carefully-selected young communications professionals accepted when they gathered together in India for a 3-month-long… Read more »

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From Orthodox Church to Poetry Bookshop

The Russian Orthodox Church located in the Huangpu district of Shanghai, China, has not been used as a place of worship for many years. Over time, the edifice was utilized in various ways until it was finally entrusted to the Shanghai Historic Building Protection Affairs Center in 1994. In allowing the building to be transformed… Read more »

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From Chapel To Book Store

Located in the 13th century Gothic chapel of the former Dominican Monastery in Maastricht, Holland, the Boekhandel Dominicanen (Dominican Book Store) retains the mystique of its origins, even though today it is a blend of the sacred and the secular, with more than 45,000 books distributed among its stone capitals, crosses and frescoed vaults. The…

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