.- Msgr. Enrique Planas of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications announced this week final preparations are being made for the International Conference on Catholic Television, which will be held October 10-12 in Madrid.
The event is being organized in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Madrid and the Garcia Moronte Foundation. Msgr. Planas said more than 250 participants from around the world are expected to attend and will discuss ways to more effective present the Church’s message to the world.
Juan Pedro Ortuño, coordinator of the organizing committee, said the Conference would highlight contributions to Catholic television from the Church in Latin America. He also said that those unable to attend would be able to follow the event over the internet.
Jose Maria Gil Tamayo of the event’s international committee explained the Conference would focus on two important aspects, identity and solidarity, which will help define what it means to be Catholic and operate a Catholic television network.