Vatican City, Sep 21, 2013 / 12:00 pm
Pope Francis spoke to Church officials and social communications experts from around the world, encouraging them to focus on leading others to Christ through personal witness of the beauty of faith.
"The challenge is to rediscover, through the means of social communication as well as by personal contact, the beauty that is at the heart of our existence and our journey, the beauty of faith and of the encounter with Christ," the Holy Father said Sept. 21.
His statement comes near the close of the annual plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications that has been meeting in Rome for the last three days.
The Council gathered with invited experts from around the world to discuss how the Church can better engage in and evangelize through the world of social communications.