Pope Francis' message for World Communications Day

The 49th World Day of Social Communications will be celebrated this Sunday, 17 May. This year's theme is: “Communicating the Family – a Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love.” In his message for World Communications Day, Pope Francis calls on the faithful to see families as “a resource rather than as a problem for society” and invites families to be examples of Christ’s love, kindness and fellowship.

The World Day of Social Communications is celebrated in almost all countries on the Sunday before Pentecost and is the only worldwide celebration called for by the Second Vatican Council (Inter mirifica, 1963). 

“In a world where people often curse, use foul language, speak badly of others, sow discord and poison our human environment by gossip, the family can teach us to understand communication as a blessing,” the Pope writes. “In situations apparently dominated by hatred and violence, where families are separated by stone walls or the no less impenetrable walls of prejudice and resentment, where there seem to be good reasons for saying 'enough is enough', it is only by blessing rather than cursing, by visiting rather than repelling, and by accepting rather than fighting, that we can break the spiral of evil, show that goodness is always possible, and educate our children to fellowship.”

Follow the link below to read the Pope message for the World Day of Social Communications 2015.

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