Monday, 14 May 2012

World Communications Day 2012 - 20 May

This coming weekend the Church on the Feast of the Ascension (in England & Wales) celebrates World Communications Day.

Pope Benedict XVI has recognised the positive and enriching role some websites, applications and social networks can play in providing people with the "time for reflection and authentic questioning" in their lives.

The Holy Father says "attention should be paid to the various types of websites, applications and social networks which can help people today to find time for reflection and authentic questioning, as well as making space for silence and occasions for prayer, meditation or sharing of the word of God. In concise phrases, often no longer than a verse from the Bible, profound thoughts can be communicated, as long as those taking part in the conversation do not neglect to cultivate their own inner lives.

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