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“Vatican Insider” interviews the Vatican communications “minister” Claudio Maria Celli
Giacomo Galeazzi
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Pope Francis will receive a surprise special nomination at an Audience in the Vatican next month as part of the 4th edition of the prestigious International journalism award “Argil: European man”.

The official nomination will take place at 12 noon on Friday 13 December at Spazio Europa, the body that represents the European Commission in Italy. Before that, at 10 am, there will be a round table meeting on building greater communication synergy between the institutions to bring European Union citizens closer together.

“The Pope communicates on a human level.” Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, paints a portrait of Pope Francis. “Fifty years after Inter Mirifica decree, we have moved from social communication media to media culture,” Mgr. Celli tells Vatican Insider.

What are the things that characterise Pope Francis’ communication method?

“The Pope focuses on the human dimension of communication. According to Pope Francis, the great digital continent is not just about technology. It is made up of real men and women who have their own personal concerns and are in search of the truth and what is good and beautiful. Speaking of which, I would like to remind everyone that one of the biggest social networks, Facebook, has over 1, 2 billion members and is one of the world’s biggest “countries”, without borders. Many of these people will never step foot inside a church but we have the duty to announce the Gospel message to them too. So the Church and its priests need to be present in this field, they need to evangelize in the net, not via the net, because it is within the environment of the net that I am called to be the person I am.”

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