Friday, April 12, 2013

New technologies part of Church's mission

Vatican official urges use of technology to proclaim Gospel
Archbishop Claudio Celli, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
This Catholic News Agency story reports on the president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, encouraging Catholics to make bold use of new technologies in the work of evangelization.

During the second International Seminar on Communications in the Church taking place in Santiago, Chile, Archbishop Celli used statistics and graphics to show the evolution of the use of the social networks by different generations, underscoring their strong impact on young people.

In his address, entitled "Communications and the Second Vatican Council: Can a council held 50 years ago still be current?" Archbishop Celli recalled that the last pontificates have highlighted the challenges raised by the new technologies.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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