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Bearing witness online

lombardi.jpg“We cannot but be attentive,” said Fr Federico Lombardi SJ, Vatican Press Office Director, this week, “to the direction in which communications are moving, nor can we allow ourselves to fall out of touch with the latest advancements in the world of communications.” He was addressing the Westminster diocesan seminary on the occasion of World Communications Day. He underlined Pope Benedict’s call to reach out to the digital generation: “The Pope knows that the Church will be an efficacious presence in the world that is taking shape only to the extent that she succeeds in keeping the truths of the faith in close touch with the emerging culture and the younger, growing generations”. To listen to the Pope’s own message for the occasion – “Bear witness to your faith through the digital world!” – see this YouTube video.