WCACYM – World Communications Day 47

One of Pope Benedict XVI’s last official documents was the message for the 47th World Communications Day, celebrated on May 12, 2013.

“Social Networks: portals of truth and faith; new spaces for evangelization.”

The full message may be downloaded by clicking here.

  • Read through the document. Highlight what struck you.


  • What struck Fr. Darryl:
    • The emphasis on BOTH: sharing “ideas, information and opinions” AND forming “new relationships and forms of community” (par 1).
    • Par. 5: “Believers are increasingly aware that, unless the Good News is made known also in the digital world, it may be absent in the experience of many people for whom this existential space is important. The digital environment is not a parallel or purely virtual world, but is part of the daily experience of many people, especially the young.”