Rediscovering the path to fully human communication


May 2024! Communication Week is back! The initiative promoted by the Society of St. Paul and the Daughters of St. Paul to relaunch on the ecclesial and social levels the importance and incisiveness of World Communications Day is now able to take place once again after a two-year absence due to the covid shut-down. In the common conviction that the relationship between communications and culture is a strategic area of pastoral renewal, the FSP and SSP book centers of Italy proposed a number of initiatives for reflection and sharing with communication workers, various associations, and the general public, on the theme chosen by Pope Francis: “Artificial Intelligence and Wisdom of the Heart: for a fully human communication.”

The central event of the Week, its Communications Festival, was held this year in Pinerolo (Turin)–a welcoming, art-loving diocese that is open to change and “is willing to utilize various languages, places and modes of communication so as to become a Church for all,” as Bishop Monsignor Derio Olivero said. The days of the Festival were intense ones, aimed at helping everyone understand the times in which we live and discover new ways in which to make the Gospel continue to speak to everyone.

Keeping in mind Christ’s mandate: “Go out into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature” (Mk. 16:15), the Paulines of Italy once again this year placed their experience in the area of evangelization with the media at the service of the Church, working in synergy with many local groups and organizations to ensure that the celebration Communications Week and its culminating Festival would be a time of renewal and revitalization all.