CNA Staff, Jun 30, 2020 / 13:08 pm
The head of the Vatican's communications office told Catholic journalists on Tuesday that Catholic media should focus on promoting unity within the Church, especially amid the global coronavirus pandemic.
"Catholic communication is not only providing information about the Church...it is the capacity of building communion," Paolo Ruffini, the prefect of the Vatican's Dicastery for Communications, said during the June 30 opening session of a virtual conference conducted by the Catholic Press Association.
The virtual conference aims to bring together Catholic journalists and communications professionals, and will feature seminars and workshops conducted June 30 through July 2.
Because Catholics are "united in one body," Ruffini said during his remarks, Catholic communication should be different from the approach of secular media outlets, because Catholic media should focus on "the possibility of redemption," and aim to "keep alive our togetherness."