Archbishop Claudio Celli: Basis of church communication is evangelization

Friday, 25 May 2012, 21:52
The basis of church communication is evangelization. The Gospel always remains the same, but people change, and therefore so do the means of evangelization. Today we cannot only speak to the people who come to church but must find a way to speak to those who never come to us. This opinion was expressed by Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.
The basis of church communication is evangelization.  The Gospel always remains the same, but people change, and therefore so do the means of evangelization. Today we cannot only speak to the people who come to church but must find a way to speak to those who never come to us. This opinion was expressed by Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. On May 23 he visited the Ukrainian Catholic University. He gave an open lecture at the Holy Spirit Seminary on “New Media and Christian Identity.” According to the archbishop, globalization of communication poses many challenges to the church because the church must be prepared for it and look for different means of communication with people and must not neglect modern technology. “Pope John Paul II emphasized that the church is called to use the media to integrate the message of God’s Word in a new culture, which creates powerful tools of communication,” said Archbishop Claudio Celli. The president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, quoting the words of Pope Benedict XVI on mutual respect in a multicultural environment, said: “Think about the problems that are in your country and remember the words of Pope Benedict, who calls to build a responsible society, where there is respect for human rights and freedoms, regardless of ethnic, religious or political views. Often we distance ourselves from other people. The pope calls for us, despite everything, to enrich others. “ During his visit to the Ukrainian Catholic University, the president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications visited the Humanities and Philosophy and Theology Faculties of UCU, and learned about the activity of the university. The archbishop also visited the construction site of the campus on Stryiska Street.

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