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Pope says' make Room for Christ in the Media

The Holy Father made his appeal on Friday when he met with the participants of the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications."The special challenge before you is to find ways to ensure that the voice of the Church is not marginalised or silenced in the modern arena of the media" the Pope told the participants in English. He said their role is to ensure "that the Gospel is not confined to a strictly private world". "No Jesus Christ must be proclaimed to the world and, therefore, the Church must enter the great forum of the media with courage and confidence" he exclaimed.

John Paul II urged the elaboration of "a detailed pastoral plan, which will enable the proclamation of Christ to reach people, mold communities and have a deep and incisive influence in bringing Gospel values to bear in society and culture". "It is not enough to wait for things to happen, or to act in a random way" he stressed. "Now is the time for concrete and effective planning".

Search for the Meaning of Life Essays and Reflections on the Mystical Experience (excerpt from recent book of Fr Willigis Jäger)


4 - Mar - 2002