Posts Tagged ‘Vatican communications’

Invest big in media says Pope

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

No investment is too big to spread the Word of God through media, Pope Francis says. On Monday he spoke to group of bishops and media professionals at the start of the plenary assembly of the Dicastery for Communications, which was held at the Vatican from Monday until Wednesday this week. Communication is a mission Read more

Translations of the Pope’s speeches aren’t always timely

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Translations of the Pope’s speeches are always needed – especially since the Catholic world includes numerous languages. He therefore needs a good communications team that can quickly and faithfully translate his words and messages. That is of extreme importance, especially when Church leaders are quick to criticize people for taking the pope’s words out of Read more

Forget about the pulpit, start tweeting says Vatican official

Friday, November 11th, 2016

The Vatican’s top communications experts say tweeting and other social media is the way to go. Bishop Paul Tighe, a Vatican culture secretary,  says they are finding people on Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and other all-inclusive, non-denominational digital houses of worship. Tighe has been in Lisbon for Web Summit, Europe’s largest tech conference. Before he left Read more

New Vatican dicastery to oversee communications

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

The Vatican’s nine communications offices are to be consolidated under the authority of a new Secretariat for Communications. Pope Francis announced the new secretariat with a motu proprio, promulgated on June 27. The new dicastery will oversee the all of the Vatican’s communications offices, including Vatican Radio, L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican Television Centre, the Holy Read more

New broom to sweep through Vatican communications

Friday, July 11th, 2014

The Vatican is looking to overhaul its communications structures, with a high-powered committee set up to tackle the issue. Former chairman of the BBC Trust, Lord Chris Patten, will chair the committee. It will consider a report from a global consulting firm that reviewed Vatican communications, with a view to streamlining and modernising them. The Read more

Improved communications would help the Vatican

Friday, September 27th, 2013

The resignations of two bishops on child sex abuse allegations in the past six weeks and the Vatican’s handling of these latest cases has again prompted questions on how the world’s oldest monarchy handles controversy: It ignores it. In both cases – a nuncio to the Dominican Republic and, most recently, an auxiliary bishop in Read more

The Vatican’s communications revolution beyond Twitter

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI launched his own Twitter feed this week (Dec. 3) to worldwide media coverage — it’s hard to resist the story of an octogenarian pontiff mixing it up with the digerati — and to considerable acclaim from church insiders. The praise was understandable. After the spate of missteps that have Read more