Theme of the 54th World Communications Day


 “So that you may tell your children and grandchildren (Ex. 10:2). Life creates history.”

“By choosing this theme, taken from a passage in the Book of Exodus, for the 54th World Communications Day,” reads a Vatican press release, “Pope Francis underscores how particularly precious is the patrimony of memory in communications. The Pope has emphasized many times that there is no future without being rooted in lived history. He has helped us understand that memory is not to be considered as a ‘static body,’ but more like a ‘dynamic reality.’ It is by means of memory that the stories, hopes, dreams, and experiences of one generation are passed on to another.”

“Once again,” the release continues, “at the center of the Pontiff’s message, is the person and his/her relationships and innate ability to communicate. The Pope asks everyone–no exceptions–to make this talent bear fruit: to make communications an instrument with which to build bridges, unite people and share the beauty of being brothers and sisters in a time of history marked by discord and division.”