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Rome, Italy -- The Church Up Close

From September 8 to 14, under the auspices of the School of Communication at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, and in collaboration with the association ISCOM promozione della comunicazione istituzionale, the fourth session was held of The Church Up Close: Covering Catholicism in the Age of Francis. The intensive week-long seminar was intended for journalists from all over the world whose job involves providing information about the Catholic Church.

Among those giving presentations this year were Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy; Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue; Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the promotion of the New Evangelization; and Bishop José Avelino Bettencourt, chief of protocol for the Secretariat of State.

The program included a visit to various offices of the Roman Curia and the Holy See.

Romana, No. 59, July-December 2014, pag. 369.