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 therefore urgent and necessary, especially in the crisis generated by the Covid-19 pandemic, to learn an effective communication approach and guarantee a presence on social media that can testify to the “style” of the Gospel.
16 young communicators from: Cambodia, Canada, South Korea, Costa Rica, Philippines, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, United Kingdom, Spain, United States participate in this important initiative. A diverse group not only by origin, but also by experience and skills.
The young people selected for this project will be accompanied by several teachers, experts in digital communication. They will have lessons and individual coaching on topics and practical activities for the correct use of digital tools in the transmission of the faith. In this way they will be able to develop useful skills to serve the Church and contribute to its mission of evangelization in communication.
Among the 16 young people, there is also a Daughter of St. Paul: Sr. Nikki Ramos, junior of the Spanish delegation.
The weekly meetings are online. The project also includes a few residential weeks in Rome if the situation due to the pandemic allows it.