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Pope Francis celebrated Mass for Rome’s Congolese community in St. Peter's Basilica on July 3, 2022.

Pope Francis warns of toxicity in social media, calls for inclusion in digital space

Jul 18, 2022

By AC Wimmer

Pope Francis has called on Catholics to counter toxicity in social media, and to engage in dialogue and education to... Read more

Pope Francis met with members of the Society of Saint Paul on June 18, 2022.

Pope Francis: Follow St. Paul’s wisdom when using tech to spread the Gospel

Jun 18, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope also warned about “disinformation” in today’s media environment. Read more

Pope Francis meets members of the Pauline Family in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Nov. 25, 2021.

Pope Francis: Prayer is ‘the most important means of communication’

Nov 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope was meeting members of the Pauline Family. Read more

Paolo Ruffini, prefect of the Vatican dicastery for communications.

Pope taps Italian layman Paolo Ruffini as chief communications officer

Jul 5, 2018

By Elise Harris

After the Vatican's former communications head stepped down in the fallout of a major fake-news scandal, Pope Francis has tapped... Read more

Monsignor Dario Vigano.

Former Vatican communications chief gives talk on fake news

May 4, 2018

By Elise Harris

Six weeks after resigning as head of the Vatican communications office over a fake news controversy, Msgr. Dario Edoardo Vigano... Read more

Michael Warsaw at a Communication Seminar in Rome, Italy, April 17-19, 2018.

Catholic communicators urge greater respect in public discourse

Apr 19, 2018

By Elise Harris

This week, Catholic communicators gathered in Rome to discuss the need for more respectful dialogue in the public sphere, saying... Read more

Vatican communications see new growth after rebranding

Jan 9, 2018

By Elise Harris

After the recent re-branding and consolidation of the Vatican's various media outlets, their social media platforms have now reached a... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 21, 2014.

Pope zeroes-in on 'fake news' for next communications day

Sep 29, 2017

By Elise Harris

With social platforms increasingly targeting so-called “fake news,” Pope Francis has decided to weigh-in, dedicating his message for the 2018... Read more

A view of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica from the Vatican's Apostolic Palace.

Pope urges Vatican communications to go digital amid ongoing reform

May 4, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis told the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications, which is holding their first plenary assembly this week, that given a... Read more

Michael P. Warsaw, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EWTN Global Catholic Network.

EWTN chairman named consultor for Vatican communications office

Apr 12, 2017

On Wednesday, the Vatican announced that EWTN’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw has been named by Pope... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his general audience Nov. 29, 2014.

With an excess of bad news, Pope tells media to offer a message of hope

Jan 24, 2017

By Elise Harris

In his annual message to communicators around the world, Pope Francis again condemned the tendency for media to focus on... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square after the Wednesday general audience, May 21, 2014.

Spreading hope, trust, the center of next World Communications Day

Sep 29, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

Announced Thursday, this year's World Day of Social Communications will focus on the theme of spreading hope and trust in... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerber and his wife Priscilla Chan at the Vatican Aug. 29, 2016.

Pope Francis meets Mark Zuckerberg and his wife at the Vatican

Aug 29, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Monday Pope Francis met with Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of social networking giant Facebook, at the Vatican, marking... Read more

Kim Daniels.

Pope taps US religious freedom advocate for Vatican communications team

Jul 13, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Wednesday the Vatican released the names of 16 people appointed by Pope Francis to the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications,... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his general audience June 24, 2015.

What's the first step to good communication? Listening, Pope says

Jan 22, 2016

By Elise Harris

For Pope Francis, the ability to listen is the first requirement for good communication, which is something he said should... Read more

Pope Francis before the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica during the convocation of the Jubilee of Mercy, April 11, 2015.

Mercy, dialogue to be the focus of World Communications Day

Sep 29, 2015

By Elise Harris

Announced Tuesday, this year’s theme for World Communications Day is inspired by the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy, and stresses that... Read more

Sister Mary Ann Walsh.

Writer, sister, friend – Sr. Mary Ann Walsh remembered for 'dedication to the truth'

Apr 30, 2015

By Michelle La Rosa, Mary Farrow

Many journalists would say they have a passion for truth, but for Sr. Mary Ann Walsh, that took on added... Read more


Beyond the digital, into the heart: a Vatican take on communication

Jan 29, 2015

By Elise Harris

The Vatican's top communications official said that true interaction requires more than just phones and internet – and that dialogue... Read more

Pope Francis greets the ill and disabled during his General Audience Nov. 13, 2014.

Fostering close ties: what family life teaches us about communication

Jan 23, 2015

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis chose the family as his theme for this year’s World Communications Day, saying that as the first place... Read more

Fr. Sergio Tapio Velasco speaks with CNA on February 25, 2014

University course highlights role of media in evangelization

Apr 7, 2014

By Elise Harris

Santa Croce University in Rome is offering a multifaceted communications course, emphasizing the importance of the field for evangelization, and... Read more