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

Interest in spirituality among young people is growing worldwide: this is one of the findings of a survey conducted by the Research Group Footprints Research Group. Young People: Expectations, Ideals, Beliefs of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, in collaboration with the Spanish polling institute GAD3, which was presented on February 29, 2024, at 10:45 am at the University (Aula Álvaro del Portillo).

The analysis took place during November and December 2023 and was conducted in 8 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, the Philippines, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The sample consists of 4,889 young people aged between 18 and 29 years old.

Communication Talks
"Disarming Language to Liberate Peace"

Testimony of Father Luigi Maccalli, SMA (African Mission Society), kidnapped for two years in Niger by a group of jihadists.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
11:30 a.m. - Aula Alvaro del Portillo

Communication Talks*
"The Humanity of Corridors"
Cesare Giacomo Zucconi, Secretary General Community of Sant'Egidio
     Alessandra Trotta, Moderator of the Waldensian Table, Union of Waldensian and Methodist Churches
     Riccardo Noury, Amnesty International Italy
     Moderator Vincenzo Lino, Harambee Africa International
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
11:30 a.m. - Aula Magna "John Paul II"

Communication Talks

"Tolkien: l'attualità del mito"

Meeting with Professors Federica Bergamino, Enrique Fuster, Rafael Jiménez Cataño, Paolo Prosperi and John Wauck,
Organizing Committee 8th International Conference on Poetics & Christianity*.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

11:30 a.m. - Aula Álvaro del Portillo



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