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

Starting this week the procedure for the Evaluation of Courses reserved for Faculty students is active.

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On Tuesday, January 19, 2021 (9.15-12.15) the live streaming on  "Communication on migrants and refugees between solidarity and fear" will take place.

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The 12th Professional Seminar for Church Communication Offices organized by the Pontifical University of Santa Croce (Rome) will consist of a webinar which will be held on April 22 and 29 and on May 6, 13, 20, and 27.

The seminar, which is held every two years in Rome and brings together communication professionals from around the world, was initially postponed from April 2020 to April 2021. Now, the foreseeable evolution of the pandemic over the next few months suggests that we forgo the face-to-face meeting.

The theme and most of the speakers remain. “Inspiring trust” is intended to be an opportunity for Church communicators to reflect on how to regain public trust, and what role communication plays in this process.

The online registration period will open at the end of January 2021. On the Professional Seminar website you will find updated information about the webinars.

"When, at Christmas, we place the statue of the Infant Jesus in the manger, the nativity scene suddenly comes alive. God appears as a child, for us to take into our arms. Beneath weakness and frailty, he conceals his power that creates and transforms all things".
(Pope Francis, Admirabile signum, n. 8).

The Rector and the academic community of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross send warm greetings for a Holy Christmas and a Happy New Year 2021.


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