Monthly Archives: January 2017

Put ‘commUnion’ back into Communication at Don Bosco’s University, Rome

The Faculty of the Sciences of Social Communication of the Salesian Pontifical University, Rome, is pleased to offer priests, religious and laity (who have completed courses in philosophy and theology) the unique opportunity of pursuing a Bachelors-cum-Masters Degree in Pastoral Communication in just three years. Download the details at or write to . Continue reading

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 51st World Communications Day

«Fear not, for I am with you» (Is 43:5): Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time

Access to the media – thanks to technological progress – makes it possible for countless people to share news instantly and spread it widely. That news may be good or bad, true or false. The early Christians compared the human mind to a constantly grinding millstone; it is up to the miller to determine what it will grind: good wheat or worthless weeds. Continue reading

Inter Gentes Sabbatical Programme, Nemi 2018

EVENTS – The sabbatical has an intentional focus on mission and interculturality, referring to the experience of community living, and life and ministry among people from different ethnic backgrounds, genders, nationalities and age groups – thus the name Inter Gentes. Women and men religious, and diocesan priests may consider the Inter Gentes Sabbatical Program as a transitional time to review and renew their commitment to the mission of God in this ever-diversifying world.

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Preparatory Document for the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

he following is the full text of the Preparatory Document for the 15 th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the theme “Youth, faith and vocational discernment”, to take place in October 2018.


“These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full” (Jn 15:11). This is God’s plan for Continue reading

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for The Twenty-Fifth World Day of the Sick 2017

vatican_logoDear Brothers and Sisters,

On 11 February next, the Twenty-fifth World Day of the Sick will be celebrated throughout the Church and in a special way at Lourdes. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Amazement at what God has accomplished: ‘The Almighty has done great things for me….’” (Lk 1:49). Instituted by my predecessor Saint John Paul II in 1992, and first celebrated at Lourdes on 11 February 1993, this Day is an opportunity Continue reading