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Rome -- The Church Up Close

Some 40 journalists from English speaking countries took part from September 10 to 16 in a seminar entitled “The Church Up Close: Covering Catholicism in the Age of Benedict XVI.” Organized by the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, the course offered journalists the possibility to enrich the informative coverage they provide about the Church. The seminar was also a good opportunity for cultural interchange and dialogue with those attending. “The stress was on the challenges involved in covering topics about the Church and the viewpoints of journalists who are believers and those who are non-believers,” explained Professor John Wauck, one of the coordinators of the seminar. The program included a series of conferences, personal meetings with veteran “Vaticanists,” and guided tours of the Vatican and some of the major landmarks of Rome.

Romana, No. 55, July-December 2012, p. 374.

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