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

Meeting with Grzegorz Galazka*

"Holiness and Photography: the Ulma family, the Blessed Martyrs of Markowa"

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 
Aula Álvaro del Portillo

In addition, a photo exhibition on the Blessed Family Ulma will be set up on the second floor from December 4 to 6.


On Thursday, November 30, 2023, at the initiative of the cultural association "Giuseppe De Carli" and in collaboration with the School of Communication, a Round Table on Hope and its Faces was held.

Moderated by journalist Alessandra Ferraro and following greetings from prof. Daniel Arasa, dean of the School of Communication, and Giovanni Tridente, president of the De Carli Association, participants in the round table included Santiago Sanz, professor of Eschatology at the School of Theology, and Piero Dominici, sociology professor at the University of Perugia.

November 13, 2023 (at 3:30 PM, Aula Benedict XVI), on the occasion of the publication of the seventh volume of the ROR Studies Series, titled "Authority and Mediation. Asymmetric Relationships in the Church" (edited by I. Vigorelli, J. Pujol, and F. Insa), the workshop on the theme "Authority in the Church: Service and Abuses" took place.

The event was organized not only by the ROR Group but also by the Center for Priestly Formation and the School of Church Communication.

Speakers included Monsignor Andrea Ripa from the Apostolic Signatura Tribunal, sociologist Cecilia Costa, theologian Gill Goulding, and Jordi Pujol, professor of Ethics and Law of Communication.

Meeting with Massimo Filipponi
Director of Communication, Sant'Andrea-Ets Hospital Foundation

"Journalist and public communicator, how digital changes the work"

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 
Aula Álvaro del Portillo


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