Pope calls for cooperation with media

The Vatican announced yesterday that the Pope has chosen, "The Media: A Network for Communication, Communion and Cooperation" as the theme for the 40th World Communications Day to be held next year.

CLICK HERECatholic News Agency reports that Archbishop John P. Foley, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, said the theme underlies the Holy Father's own appreciation of the ability of the communications media not only to make known needed information but also to promote fruitful cooperation."

World Communications Day, which is recognised in most countries, on the recommendation of the bishops of the world, is traditionally held on the Sunday before Pentecost. For 2006, it will fall on 28 May.

The Holy Father's yearly message for World Communications Day is published on Feast of St. Francis of Sales, patron of writers and journalists. That occasion will fall on 24 January next year.

Pope announces theme for World Communications Day, highlights need for cooperation with modern media (Catholic News Agency 29/9/05)

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Pope John Paul II - World Communications Days

Theme for World Communications Day (Vatican Information Service 29/9/05)
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30 Sep 2005