AMERICA/COSTA RICA - Diploma in Communication and Catholic Media: "A difficult mission for which we must prepare"

Tuesday, 31 May 2022 media   bishops   university  

San Josè (Agenzia Fides) - According to information published by the Episcopal Conference, which reached Fides, the objective is to make communication in the local Church more professional. Monsignor Daniel Francisco Blanco Méndez, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of San José and President of the National Commission for the Communication of Bishops, during the delivery of the diploma, expressed his thanks for this initiative, which is for the good of the Church, hoping that "it may bear abundant fruit for the benefit of our Church". The Vice-Rector of the Catholic University, Alexis Rodríguez, referred to Pope Francis' message for the 56th Day of Social Communications, emphasizing above all "listening with the ears of the heart". During the launch of the initiative, two Catholic journalists shared their experience. Martín Rodríguez, director of the Catholic Eco, a weekly of the Bishops' Conference, described denominational journalism as "a mission that is not easy", for which we must prepare ourselves and which we must carry out with a solid vocation. Jeison Granados, director of Radio Fides and San José TV, spoke about creativity and teamwork, which are necessary to work on communication in the Church. He also insisted on the need to innovate and evangelize social networks. Lisandra Chaves, Executive Secretary of the National Communication Commission, thanked the bishops, the Catholic University and the communication officers of each diocese for their support, because thanks to them and their work, we can know the daily events of our Church in Costa Rica. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 31/5/2022)