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

Dialogo, rispetto e libertà di espressione nella sfera pubblica

Roma, 17-19 aprile 2018

Nel momento attuale in cui sembra che post-verità e fake news siano l’unico orizzonte del dibattito pubblico qualcuno comincia a proporre l’ipotesi di riduzione della libertà di espressione. Anche per quanto riguarda la proposta cristiana, in molti Paesi subisce forti limitazioni nella sfera pubblica che vanno dalla censura morbida, di dibattiti non equamente garantiti, alle persecuzioni vere e proprie...

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On Tuesday, January 30, 2018, the University hosted a working session of the Assembly of diocesan delegates of the media of Spain, which took place this year in Rome.

Professors Juan Narbona, Jordi Pujol and Manuel Sánchez, of the School of Church Communications, offered some keys for reading the Church in the current era.

Assemblea dei delegati diocesani dei mezzi di comunicazione della Spagna

Among those present, some Bishops of Spain and alumni of the School of Church Communications.

Students from the University of Missouri-Columbia's School of Journalism were hosted by the School of Church Communications, on the Roman stop of their "Europe Tour 2018."

Europe Tour 2018 – Visita della School of Journalism of Missouri-Columbia (USA)

In addition to the University, they visited St. Peter's Basilica, and the Vatican Museums.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, the Inauguration Ceremony opening the 2017/2018 Academic Year took place.

The traditional votive Mass of the Holy Spirit was held in Sant'Apollinare Basilica. The Holy Mass was presided by the Grand Chancellor of the University, Mons. Fernando Ocáriz, and con-celebrated by clergy from the different faculties.

In Aula Magna 'Giovanni Paolo II', the Solemn Academic Act took place.

Rev. Prof. Héctor Franceschi, from the School of Canon Law, gave the inaugural speech on the theme Why marry? Reflections on marriage in current culture.


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