Introduction

World Communications Day

World Communications Day takes place this year on Sunday 1 June 2014 - 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 Francis' message, resources and materials for parishes as well as information and features.

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Leaflet

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Leaflet for World Communications Day 2014. Celebrated in the Catholic parishes of England and Wales on Sunday, 1 June 2014.

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Pope's Message

Here you can read Pope Francis' first message for World Communications Day. Ahead of the worldwide celebration of the day on 1 June, the Holy Father has stre...Read more

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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 worl...Read more

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Homily Notes

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Suggestions for priests' homilies for World Communications Day 2014. Celebrated in the Catholic parishes of England and Wales on Sunday, 1 June 2014.

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Newsletters

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Suggested text for parish newsletters for World Communications Day 2014. Celebrated in the Catholic parishes of England and Wales on Sunday, 1 June 2014.

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Prayers

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Prayers of the Faithful for World Communications Day 2014. Celebrated in the Catholic parishes of England and Wales on Sunday, 1 June 2014.

Lecture

Communications Lecture

Monsignor Paul Tighe, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, gave this year's World Communications Day lecture at Heythrop College in...Read more

Homily

Communications Mass

Fr Stephen Wang, Senior University Chaplain for the Diocese of Westminster, held up St Boniface as an exemplary communicator in his homily for a special Mass...Read more