Titled Church Communications: Creative Strategies for Promoting Cultural Change, the Seminar aimed to provide “positive experiences and networking opportunities among communication professionals as well as tools for debating and communicating the faith in the public sphere”.
"When the Gospel – wrote the organizers – is incarnated into lifestyles, ideas, and cultures, a creative force is born that is capable of changing the world. The challenge for the Church communicator is to shed light upon the allure of this innovative force in the various folds of a secular and pluralistic society".
During the first day, there was a speech by Card. Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York, who discussed the Cultural Challenges for Church Communicators. Among others moreover, there was speeches by Card. Philipe Barbarin, Archbishop of Lyon (The Family as a Communications Opportunity), and Prof. Joaquín Navarro-Valls, former Vatican Spokesman (Holiness and Communications: the Figure of John Paul II).
Accreditation for Journalists
Informative Note (Card. Dolan)
Informative Note (Card. Barbarin)