School of Church Communications

Comunicazione Istituzionale

The Pontifical University of the Holy Cross established the School of Church Communications in 1996 to prepare communication professionals for ecclesial institutions. 

The School’s program offers students solid, systematic courses in four key areas:

  • The nature of communication and the elements upon which it is based. This includes the processes of shaping public opinion, the structure of information-based entities and the language of the traditional means of communication (radio, tv, press), as well as the new technology-based media.
  • The Church in cultural context. The Church presents its message and incarnates the faith in an ongoing dialogue with men, women and cultures. This area investigates of how Christianity has developed and expressed its message over the centuries, transforming it into a catalyst of cultural change.
  • The theological, philosophical and canonical content of the faith and its impact on the identity of the Church as an Institution.
  • The application of these theories, practices and communication techniques to institutions of the Church, bearing in mind their particular identity. Special emphasis is given to how communication offices are organized, methods of communicating with the various interlocutors of the Church and the presentation of the content of the faith in the field of public opinion.

In evidenza

"To live Christmas is to be shaken by its surprising novelty: Christmas of Jesus does not offer reassuring warmth of fireplace, but the divine shiver that shakes history. Christmas is the revenge of humility over arrogance, simplicity over abundance, silence on the noise, of prayer on 'my time', of God on my".
(Pope Francis, General Audience, Decembre, 19, 2018)

The Rector and the academic community of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross formulate wishes for a Holy Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019.

Photo by Marina Testino, ACI Prensa -EWTN

The Schools of Canon Law and Church Communications organized, on December 10, 2018, an interdisciplinary Day of study on the theme Church and protection of personal data.

Giornata di studio sulla privacy nella Chiesa

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At the first floor of the Palazzo dell'Apollinare, the Santa Croce Projects exhibition has been set up, presenting several Centers and Projects of research and teaching initiatives active in our University.

Santa Croce Projects - Mostra dei diversi Centri di ricerca e Progetti dell'Università

The exhibition aims to promote, first of all, the knowledge of these initiatives. In some cases, moreover, this information will inspire new collaborations, studies, research, proposals for doctoral theses and licenses.

On Friday November 23, 2018 a Workshop organized by Familyandmedia within the Elina Gianoli Gainza Chair of the School of Church Communications took place on the theme Educating young people about love and friendship through the classics.

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International Survey on Audio-visual consumption and reading habits of young people

Report Audio-visual consumption and reading habits of young people

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