(Zenit) Vatican Communications Leaders Speak of the Road Ahead

The Church is learning how to make media controversy an opportunity to evangelize, some leading Catholic communicators are asserting.

But for this, says the director of the Vatican press office, the Church needs credibility and transparency.

Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi affirmed this today when he spoke to the 230 or so Catholic journalists and communications directors gathered in Rome for a conference hosted by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.

Father Lombardi proposed that harsh anti-Catholic reactions in the press are understandable, since the Christian message “goes against the secularized world” and since the Church is often “unarmed” — with few ways to defend itself.

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