Fr. Federico Lombardi, the Holy See's press officer, will take part in a media conference organized by the Spanish bishops next month, during which he will receive an award for his work in communications.
The conference for diocesan communications leaders will take place Feb. 3-5 in Madrid, and will include a presentation by Fr. Lombardi. At the conference's conclusion, he will be given the 2013 Bravo award.
The conference will also include an address on the mission of Church represntatives by the spokesman of the Spanish bishops, Fr. Jose Maria Gil Tamayo. In addition, the secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Msgr. Paul Tighe, will speak on Church’s institutional presence on the internet and social networks.
According to the Spanish bishops’ committee on social communications, the aim of the conference is to help delegates from diocesan communication offices to share experiences and to collaborate on common projects. It will also focus on the role and mission of diocesan spokesmen and their relationships with the news agencies that report on the Church’s activities.