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        The 50th World Communications Day May 8th 2016

The 50th World Communications Day May 8th 2016

In the context of the Holy Year of Mercy, Pope Francis invites us to reflect on the theme "Communication and mercy: a fruitful encounter."

Communication has the power to build bridges, to enable encounter and inclusion ...

I would like to invite all people of good will to rediscover the power of mercy to heal wounded relationships and to restore peace and harmony to families and communities.

... we must first listen. Communicating means sharing, and sharing demands listening and acceptance. Listening is much more than simply hearing. Hearing is about receiving information, while listening is about communication, and calls for closeness. ...

Emails, text messages, social networks and chats can also be fully human forms of communication. ...

The internet can be used wisely to build a society which is healthy and open to sharing.

... to communicate with mercy means to help create a healthy, free and fraternal closeness between the children of God and all our brothers and sisters in the one human family.

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the 50th World Communications Day - Communication and Mercy: A Fruitful Encounter

Episcopal Commission on Social Communications and Mass Media, Philippines

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