VATICAN – Third edition of the multimedia course: “Communication is mission”
Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) – The third edition of the multimedia training course entitled “Communication is mission” has been approved and is being prepared, promoted by the Faculty of Institutional Social Communication of the Pontifical Holy Cross University , in collaboration with the Pontifical Missionary Union and Agenzia Fides.
Like previous editions, the 2021-2022 academic year will last one academic year and will offer training in the field of communication and multimedia to priests, men and women religious, laity of the Churches under the jurisdiction of the Dicastery of “Propaganda”. . Loyal “. The specific objective is to promote among pastoral workers in Asia, Africa, America, Oceania a mentality that sees the media as a means of spreading the Gospel. The course is aimed primarily at students residing in the international colleges of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (CEP), but also welcomes other pastoral agents of the Churches of the territories linked to the CEP.
The training, organized by the Faculty of Institutional Social Communication of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, uses methodological, theoretical and practical tools on multimedia communication to learn how to tell stories, news, events and experiences that characterize the mission of the Church in the contemporary world. In the event that the restrictions imposed by the pandemic do not allow face-to-face training, the training will use a web platform already equipped for educational use.
The Course was born under the impetus of the Pope’s Message for the XLVIII World Day of Social Communications in 2014, where Pope Francis affirms that “communication helps to shape the missionary vocation of the whole Church”.
The didactic program is divided into two semesters, from October 2021 to May 2022, and includes the study and laboratory experimentation of audiovisual language, radio, web, photography and writing. Registrations are open until September 26, 2021. The Pontifical Missionary Union offers scholarships to registrants. (Agenzia Fides 09/06/2021)