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Evangelisation and the ‘Digital Continent’ - Interview with Archbishop Claudio Celli

Last edited 15th September 2014

Evangelisation and the ‘Digital Continent’ - Interview with Archbishop Claudio Celli

After decades of diplomatic service with the Holy See, Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli was appointed to lead the Pontifical Council for Social Communications in 2007. Under his leadership, the council has launched a number of new media initiatives, including the Vatican’s official YouTube channel in 2009, the Web portal News.va in 2011 and the @Pontifex Twitter handle in 2012.

Click here for an interview with Archbishop Claudio Celli, president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, about The Pope App, the Church and new media.

The mission of the Church is always the same: We are invited to announce the Gospel to the men and women of today. This is our point of reference. In being present in such a context, we are not simply “bombing” the social networks with religious messages. No, what we have to do is give witness — personal witness. Pope Francis said very clearly to the young people in Assisi last year (citing St. Francis): “Always preach the Gospel and, if necessary, use words!”


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