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

The "Journalism & Religious Traditions" Committee, coordinated by the School of Church Communications, organizes the second edition of the Course "The great religious traditions", which will take place starting from February 12, 2020, every Wednesday for four meetings.

Corso "Le grandi tradizioni religiose"

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On February 7th and 13th 2020 2 sessions dedicated to the "Digital Management" refresher course was held, on some of the communicators' tasks of small and medium-sized companies.

Corso di aggiornamento per comunicatori su come "Gestire il digitale"

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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 2020."

We inform you that the Professional Seminar Inspiring Trust was moved to April 27-29, 2021. It is hoped to keep the program and speakers as much as possible unchanged. The situation created by the spread of Covid-19 worldwide has forced us to take this decision.

We thank everyone involved for their understanding and for the work done in these months. As soon as the Organizing Committee has more details on the April 2021 edition, they will be published on the website of the Professional Seminar.

The Organizing Committee

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The 12th edition of the Professional Seminar dedicated to Church Communication Offices is entitled "Inspiring Trust. Church Communication and Organizational Vulnerability" and will take place in Rome from 28 to 30 April 2020.


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