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Pope Francis wants us fully alive

"A person who is not convinced, enthusiastic, confident and in love, is not going to convince anyone. In order to evangelize, the Pope points first ...

On a cold and sunny day L'Osservatore reached Spain

To celebrate fifteen years of publication “La Razón” a daily newspaper in Madrid, has published a special edition, which includes an insert by our editor-in-chief. ...

Ten million followers

“Dear Followers I understand there are now over 10 million of you! I thank you with all my heart and ask you to continue praying ...

Pilgrims of communication

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Vatican Television Centre (CTV), Pope Francis send a message to the Director, Mgsr Dario Edoardo Viganò, which was read ...

A story told through images

Television tells a story through images. “It was Vatican Radio's 50th anniversary”, Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz recalls, “and John Paul II, as a man open to ...

Television and the torch

Vatican Television Centre (CTV) is celebrating its 30th birthday and has organized a conference on Friday, 18 October, at the foreign press office in Rome. ...

Pope Pius XII arrives on the Social Network

The Pope's razor, as we all know, is not just any old razor. It always receives pride of place whenever it appears in newspaper columns. ...

In the sign of mercy

Around six hours of interviews, on three different occasions, to speak about himself. Pope Francis chose Fr Antonio Spadaro, Director of Civiltà Cattolica, for a ...

The new Vatican media in Pope Francis' time

“More than 9,300,000 followers and, thanks to retweets, at least 60,000 million people on their smartphones and tablets are reached by the Holy Father’s tweets”; ...

Who really cares what the Church thinks?

The idea for this book was sparked by a meeting held in the Vatican on 10 November 2011 to mark the 150th anniversary of L’Osservatore ...

Saying God is impossible without also saying man

An international congress sponsored by the European Association for Catholic Theology entitled God in Question: Religious Language and Secular Languages . In collaboration with the ...

Across the board

Impressions of Brazil and of World Youth Day, plans for upcoming visits, his relationship with Benedict xvi and other predecessors and a programme for reform ...

Much of Benedict XVI and all of Pope Francis

The question least expected at the Holy See Press Office on 5 July was: “Why has the order been reversed?”. Someone from the Wall Street ...

Who really cares what the Church thinks?

We are publishing the integral text of the introduction written by our Editor-in-Chief to a book, edited by him, Il filo interrotto. Le difficili relazioni ...

The apostles of the digital age

As the first disciples were sent to traverse the tortuous roads of world unknown, far from God, dominated by idolatry and by a malevolent reasoning, ...

Vintage Pope Benedict

A round-table of ambassadors to the Holy See representing three of the world's seven continents. This was the scene on Monday afternoon, 7 January, in ...

How a tweet from the Pope originates

“When we entrust ourselves to the Lord completely, everything changes. We are children of a Father who loves us, and never leaves us”. Benedict XVI ...

Record retweet for Benedict XVI

In his first week on Twitter with his Twitter handle @pontifex Pope Benedict XVI topped a record number of followers, exceeding pop stars like Justin ...

Christians without compromises

Today, Thursday, 20 December, the “Financial Times” has published an article that Benedict XVI wrote at the British newspaper's request on the occasion of Christmas ...

Seeking signs of God in a distracted world

“Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless you all from my ...

@pontifex a tweet in 8 languages

The Press Office of the Holy See, packed as usual on these special occasions, a panel laid out for the presentation of perhaps the most ...

How to speak of God in 140 characters

It is clear that there are some people on the net who are in turmoil. Despite the fact that it has not been officially presented, ...

Spells prohibited

Forbidden are items which have no tangible value: this was announced on the famous online auction, eBay. They were referring to things like divination, charms, ...

For a new image of the Church

At the General Assembly, which recently concluded in Atlanta, the U.S. bishops have launched a plan to better communication. The plan, now in its beginning ...

After a flop the dream came true

From the printing-press to the “app”, much water has passed under the bridge; the celebration’s poster — an old typographical drawer with a sample of ...

Protest.com

Uprising on the web against two bills discussed in the U.S. Congress. From Wikipedia, which blacked out its English site for an entire day, to ...

Words never said

The following is our translation of almost all of an article posted on the website of the British daily, “The Guardian”. On Monday, Pope Benedict ...

Listening to the New Testament through your headphones at all latitudes

Obsculta, o fili, praecepta magistri, et inclina aurem cordis tui “Listen, son” reads the Prologue in the Rule of St Benedict, which has changed the ...

The Gospel in the time of Facebook

Facebook, the most popular social network in the world, has several tools to keep up and enrich friendships: this is well-known. However, in general, no ...

When a bishop chirps

Deep down even aspirations are quick prayers with few syllables, or we could even define them as tweets ante litteram . Why can't the same ...

So much desire for eternity in a tweet

Man needs eternity and every other hope is too brief, too limited, the Pope said this to the heads of State and Government, who participated ...

We need to be both ancient and modern

“The issue of communication with its embarrassments and misunderstandings is not a new issue but dates back to the Pauline correspondence. Referring to preconceptions, misinterpretations ...

The timeliness of the timeless

L’Osservatore Romano decided to celebrate its 150th anniversary by taking the bull by the horns and looking it straight in the eye. With the study ...

The bishop and the nightclub

Below is an article first published in 1994 in "America" Magazine in which this Jesuit Theologian, created Cardinal by John Paul II, treats questions at ...

Research in the times of the internet

On the afternoon of Tuesday, October 18th, at the Roman headquarters of the National Council of Research a conference took place on the discovery of ...

The Talent of Mr. Apple

Even in his chiaroscuro – inevitable in such a complex personality – Steve Jobs was one of the protagonists and symbols of the revolution in ...

The book that was never presented

“What we are today is not only the result of the intuitions of Pius xi, of Fr Giuseppe Gianfranceschi and of Guglielmo Marconi, but also ...

Historically senseless hypocrisy

The news that the bbc has decided to revise the reference to the Chronological dating: bc, Before Christ, and ad, Anno Domini, to the generic ...

The Pope's radio

Audite caeli quae loquor, audiat terra verba oris mei (“Listen, heavens and earth to the words on my lips”). The words spoken by Pius xi ...

The real WYD? Sooner or later, someone will talk about it

It is certainly not the first time that a World Youth Day (WYD) elicits protests, like those in recent days in Madrid at the Puerta ...

All of Madrid in the palm of your hand

The iGPII is the new application for iPhones, iPads and other devices which run on the ios operating system, which will allow users to follow ...

Not just Murdoch

Not only the Murdoch group: the phone-hacking scandal that is shaking up Great Britain now risks widening to other newspapers as well. Scotland Yard, whose ...

The evangelizing mission in the digital era

“If the Church does not become aware of the cultural changes that are occurring due to the system of communications currently in use, we will ...

Media and the truth of man

“Truth and the Media” was the theme of the summer course organized by the Catholic University of Ávila, Spain, which ended on Thursday evening, 14 ...

A service to truth and to justice

To the Most Distinguished Prof. Giovanni Maria Vian Editor-in-Chief of L’Osservatore Romano One hundred and fifty years are truly a considerable length of time for ...

Joseph Ratzinger’s ordination receives the most hits

An old adage has it that statistics is the science according to which if one person eats a chicken and another abstains, the result is ...

Global communication online

“The Church has something to learn from bloggers”, that is, from those who communicate through the internet, beginning “with their way of freely expressing themselves ...

God at the center of communications

The communication of the Church as a challenge and opportunity was at the center of the Third International Congress of Catholic Journalists at the Catholic ...

A reflection of the soul in the mirror of reality

In the beginning was the text, in its literary, artistic, theatrical and cinematographic variations: branching out as far as possible, but confined by a fluid ...

At the service of the people for the progress of society

“ Yours is a ‘public service’, a service to the people, to help them each day to know and understand better what is happening and ...

The Sacrament of Real Presence

William Butler Yeat's "The Second Coming" contains what are, perhaps, the most-quoted lines of twentieth century poetry. "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere ...

Only the strength of love

In a rare interview broadcast today on Italian television RAI, Pope Benedict XVI answered questions submitted by people from around the world. ( See full ...

Only the strength of love

Holy Father, I want to thank you for your presence here, which fills us with joy and helps us remember that today is the day ...

Italian daily and English edition online

Our newspaper is launching its new website. At the beginning of the seventh year of Benedict XVI's Pontificate, on 19 April 2011, L'Osservatore Romano launched ...

The Pope’s voice turns 80 and is still going strong

Rome, winter 1931. It was 12 February and just two years after the Reconciliation. Since 1925, well before the establishment of the State, Pius xi ...

The first global network, the Church

“ Around the world in 80 years” is the slogan of the celebrations planned for the 80th anniversary of Vatican Radio (19231-2011). They were presented ...

Internet in the seminary forming future priests

The educational emergency, the Internet in the seminary, intercultural education, the educational role of teaching of the Catholic religion at school: these are some of ...

Information structures keep pace with the times

A new Internet portal for the Holy See, a document on communications destined to update the Aetatis Novae , a revisitation of the collaboration between ...

If the interviewee were the Pope

The following is a translation of an article by Prof. Giovanni Maria Vian, Editor-in-Chief of “L’Osservatore Romano”. It was published in the Italian journal “Vita ...

Truth and reality the challenge of communicating

The true and the real constitute the heart of the challenge of communicating to which Catholic journalists must respond in the period when new technologies ...

The Church does not seek power but serves Jesus with the force of love

On Thursday morning, 16 September, soon after take-off on his flight to Edinburgh, Scotland, the Holy Father spoke to the 70 journalists on the papal ...

Moral credibility encourages  acceptance of the Gospel

On Saturday morning, 19 June, in the Vatican's Consistory Hall, the Holy Father spoke to the Bishops of the East ii Region of the Brazilian ...

Those mothers young and sweet

MTV, a channel known to have liberal tendencies, popular with young people for its music videos – at times also offensive and wayward – has ...

Fatima's response to the sufferings of the Church

On Tuesday, 11 May, Benedict XVI spoke with journalists on board his flight from Rome to Lisbon, answering the questions they had formulated for him. ...

Let us set sail on the «digital sea»

On Saturday morning, 24 April, in the Paul VI Audience Hall, the Holy Father spoke to participants at the end of a Congress on “ ...

Declaration by Fr Lombardi

In response to journalists' questions regarding the case of Bishop Georg Müller, sscc, Bishop emeritus of the Territorial Prelature of Trondheim, Norway, Fr Federico Lombardi, ...

Communiqué from the Secretariat of State

Since 23 January, especially in the Italian media, there has been an increasing abundance of news and reconstructions of the events connected with the resignation ...

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