Pierre Babin, a member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate and a renowned expert in the field of religious communication, has died at the age of 87.
Fr. Babin, who was passionately interested in the mass media and sociology, founded the Crec Avex Research and Training Center in Ecully (near Lyon) France, where hundreds of communicators, above all from Asia and Africa, have been formed.
Fr. Babin was a long-time collaborator of Marshall McLuhan, from whom he drew several ideas regarding communication that he then applied with great competence and prophetic foresight to the ecclesial and missionary sphere.