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. 

Patroness     Flyer     Professional Seminar January 22-24, 2025

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

Starting from Wednesday, May 22, until July 7, 2024, students from all Faculties can complete the online Course Evaluation Questionnaire for the Second Semester.

As always, this is a valuable opportunity to help improve the quality of teaching and education.

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On Wednesday, May 22, 2024 (at 11:30 AM, Álvaro del Portillo Hall), in celebration of the annual World Africa Day, the School of Communication and Harambee Africa International have organized a conference titled "The Implications of the Mattei Plan for African Development."

Following the second Call for Projects launched in September 2023 and concluded on January 31, 2024, to gather research proposals related to the academic development of the University, 4 new projects have been selected.

A total of 14 proposals were submitted, involving 53 professors from Santa Croce and a significant number of researchers from other universities. The proposals were evaluated by a scientific committee. The 10 projects that were not selected can be developed within the research framework of their respective faculties or within already active Research Centers.

The 4 selected projects will receive funding to cover administrative and communication expenses, as well as those related to publications, congresses, expert meetings, conference participation, and travel abroad.

On Wednesday, May 15, 2024, a day dedicated to blood donation was organized as part of University Life activities and in collaboration with Ema-Roma.

The initiative was aimed at students and teaching and non-teaching staff of Santa Croce.

The blood collected was delivered by Ema-Roma to the city hospitals San Filippo Neri and Santo Spirito.




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