World Communications Day focuses on modern-day issues, but its origins go back more than a half century.
In 1963, the Second Vatican Council issued its decree Inter Mirifica (Decree on the Media of Social Communication). This historic document established and began the global annual tradition of celebrating communications media. World Communications Day was born.
The Vatican Secretariat of Communications expressed this theme as “an invitation to tell the history of the world and the stories of men and women. In accordance with the logic of the ‘good news’ that reminds us that God never ceases to be a Father in any situation or with regard to any man. Let us learn to communicate trust and hope for history.”
You can see an archive of DeSales Media Group’s World Communications Day events below:
Keynote by His Eminence Joseph W. Cardinal Tobin, Archbishop of NewarkComplete Coverage
Keynote by Father Thomas Rosica, C.S.B. Recipient of the 2016 Francis DeSales Distinguished Communicator Award.Complete Coverage
Keynote by Austen Ivereigh, author of “The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope.” Recipient of the 2015 Francis DeSales Distinguished Communicator Award.Complete Coverage
Keynote by Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, Recipient of the 2014 Francis DeSales Distinguished Communicator Award.Complete Coverage