Tell Your Neighbor: Pastoral Practice in the Digital Culture, a newly-released publication of FSP Editions, Italy, discusses how to live the commandment “Love your neighbor” in today’s digital era. In the text, author Massimiliano Padula brings to life this teaching of Jesus, rereading and applying it in the light of the numerous invitations and stimuli of Pope Francis to imprint society with a style of communication characterized by proximity. The new book, recently presented to the public in the Pauline Multimedia International Bookshop, Rome, examines the human being in the digital era and analyzes the sociological and pastoral aspects of the role of the media in society so as to launch a proposal intended to fulfill the indications offered by Pope Francis in his messages for the last few World Communications Days.
The book presentation, moderated by Monica Mondo of Tv2000, featured guest speakers Fr. Paolo Asolan, professor of Pastoral Theology at the Pontifical Lateran University, Rome, and Alessandro Gisotti, assistant editorial director of the Holy See’s Department of Communications. Sr. Anna Caiazza, Superior General of the Daughters of St. Paul, opened the encounter by saying that she found the text a stimulus for understanding and implementing the correct communication that lies at the basis of evangelization.