(Vatican Radio) Sunday is the 50th World Day for Social Communications , an annual recurrence begun by Bl. Paul VI in the wake of the II Vatican Council as a way of setting in relief the importance the Council Fathers put on recovering the genius of the Church for proclaiming the Gospel, especially in a world ever more signed by the spread and growth of communications technology and ever more starved for truth.
Pope Francis’ Message for the 50th World Communications Day focuses on the need to foster fruitful human encounters by communicating with mercy. “In a broken, fragmented and polarized world,” writes Pope Francis, “to communicate with mercy means to help create a healthy, free and fraternal closeness between the children of God and all our brothers and sisters in the one human family.”
You can find out more about the the 50th World Communications Day by visiting the dedicated website space created by the new Secretariat for Communication at this link.