World Communications Day

World Communications Day takes place this year on Sunday 12 May 2013 - the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord. This is the day when Catholics are asked to reflect on the necessity of fulfilling the command of Jesus to preach the Good News of the Gospel to the whole world. A key to communicating with “the whole world” is the world of the media and its demands for news relating to every aspect of the life of the Church and its people. Here you will find Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's message, resources and materials for parishes as well as information and features.


Media Lecture

Greg Burke, former Fox News and Time magazine journalist, gave the 2013 World Communications Day lecture at Heythrop College in central London on Thursday, 1...Read more


Message: Benedict XVI

In his message for World Communications Day 2013 - taking place on Sunday 12 May - Benedict XVI has acknowledged that social networks are not only a tool of...Read more


Prayer / Intercessions

Here you will find a prayer and intercessions that can be used on World Communications Day for all those who work in the media and communications. Read more


Catholic Communications Network

The Catholic Communications Network, the media office of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, seeks to be of service both to the Church and the world in offering professional channels of communication.

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