Archdiocese of Manila Celebrates 55th World Communications Day

Catholics worldwide will celebrate the 55th World Communications Day on May 16, 2021, Sunday, Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, with the theme “Come and See” (Jn. 1:46), Communicating by Encountering People Where and as They Are.

“This year, then, I would like to devote this Message to the invitation to ‘come and see’, which can serve as an inspiration for all communication that strives to be clear and honest, in the press, on the internet, in the Church’s daily preaching and in political or social communication. ‘Come and see!’ This has always been the way that the Christian faith has been communicated, from the time of those first encounters on the banks of the River Jordan and on the Sea of Galilee,” Pope Francis wrote in his message for the 55th World Communications Day.

The Archdiocese of Manila Commission on Social Communications will celebrate the event on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at 10 am with online activities.

Together with the other SOCOM ministry of other dioceses of the Ecclesiastical Province of Manila, the event will recognize individuals as well as parishes and dioceses that took up the  challenge of using the means of communications through the Social Communications Ministry (SOCOM) in propagating the Word of the Lord and bring the church closer to homes especially during this time of the pandemic.

Bishop Marcelino Maralit of the Diocese of Boac and Chairman of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines – Episcopal Commission on Social Communications (CBCP-ECSC) will lead participants into reflection on the message of Pope Francis for the 55th World Communications Day.

“Sa pag-alam sa katotohanan at sa pagbabahagi nito ay ating masaksihan at alamin nang personal ang katotohanan sa pamamagitan ng karanasan at pagkilala sa tunay na sitwasyon at kalagayan ng mga tao at pangyayari; napakahalaga ang pag-iingat at pagsisigurado,” Bishop Maralit told Radio Veritas.

The event will be live-streamed via the RCAM SOCOM platforms – TV Maria, Radio Veritas and Archdiocesan Office of Communications (AOC). (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

 

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