Rome, Italy -- Seminar for Anglican Communicators

A group of pastors and communications experts in the Anglican Communion traveled to Rome in September to study and analyze close-up the communication resources of the Catholic Church. The idea for the project came from the communications director for the Anglican diocese of Ripon and Leeds.

One of the main working sessions took place at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. The Anglican delegation met with Professors La Porte and Carroggio (from the Faculty of Institutional Communications), and with the director of the office of information for the Prelature of Opus Dei in London, Andrew Soane. They showed great interest in learning about communications strategies designed in the framework of the institutional communication of the Prelature of Opus Dei.

The group was made up of forty men and women, among them the Anglican Bishop of Croydon, in South London, and representatives from many Anglican circumscriptions in Great Britain: Chester, Lambeth, Ely, Manchester, York, Chelmsford, Hereford, Southwick, Worcester, etc. Also taking part were representatives from Anglican press departments in the United States and Australia.

In addition to the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, the seminar held other working sessions at sites at the Holy See, including the Pontifical Council for Social Communication, the Press Office, and Vatican Radio.

Romana, n. 49, July-December 2009, p. 350-351.

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