World Communications Day 2015

World Communications Day takes place this year on Sunday 17 May 2015 - 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. This year's theme is "Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love". Here you will find Pope Francis' message, resources and materials for parishes and more.


Vatican Media Committee

Lord Patten of Barnes spoke to a gathering of media professionals in London and outlined the Vatican Media Committee’s core recommendations for Holy See medi...Read more


Cardinal's Homily

On the Feast Day of St Augustine of Canterbury, Cardinal Vincent Nichols adopted St Augustine as a ‘fine patron’ for the work of communications. In his homil...Read more

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Pope's Message

The Vatican has issued Pope Francis’ Message for the 49th World Day of Social Communications, the only worldwide celebration called for by the Second Vatican...Read more


WCD15: Cover Letter

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A letter to priests from Archbishop George Stack, Cardiff, about World Communications Day. 17 May 2015. 


WCD15: Newsletter Insert

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Text that can be inserted into parish newsletters for World Communications Day. 17 May 2015. 


WCD15: Homily Notes

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Homily notes for priests for World Communications Day 2015, Feast of the Ascension of the Lord. 17 May 2015.


A7 Card

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A PDF of the wallet-sized A7 card produced for World Communications Day 2015. Celebrated in the Catholic parishes of England and Wales on Sunday, 17 May 2015.



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