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Benedict XVI and the media

lombardi_01b.jpgJesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican press office and the head of Vatican Radio, spoke on 29 May 2008 at the Catholic Media Convention in Toronto. His address, entitled When the Pope Speaks to the World: Working With Modern Media, is made up mainly of personal reflections on working in communications at the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI emerges from these reflections as a pontiff who truly holds, as he said at his inaugural Mass, that ours is not a religion of prohibitions but, rather, a religion based on the great ‘yes!’ of love. His norm in presenting the Christian proposition is to state the positive first. The full text of Fr Lombardi’s address is available at the Catholic News Service blog.