Friday, October 30, 2009

Benedict Asks - We Oblige

Pope: Spread the Word Using New Media

Benedict XVI is encouraging media professionals to take up the challenge to use the new technologies of the digital age to spread the word of God, while keeping the content unaltered.

The Pope said this upon receiving in audience participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, who met this week in Rome to work on a pastoral instruction that will demonstrate a willingness to dialogue with the "digital culture.

"The last document of pastoral guidance for the Church's communicative commitment -- "Aetatis Novae" -- was issued in 1992.

The plenary was the first one presided over by Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, who was named president of the council in 2007.

"A genuine revolution is taking place in the realm of social communications," the Pontiff said to the participants in the assembly, "of which the Church is ever more responsibly conscious"

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