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Silence will be Pope's theme for 2012 message on communications

Catholic World News - September 29, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI has chosen an unusual theme for the World Day for Social Communications in 2012: Silence.

“Silence and Word: path of evangelization” is the full theme for next year’s Day for Social Communications, which will be observed in most countries on May 20, the Sunday before Pentecost. The Pope’s message for the occasion will be released, according to a longstanding custom, on January 24: the feast of St. Francis de Sales, the patron of journalists.

In explaining the Pope’s choice for next year’s theme, the Vatican press office noted:

In the thought of Pope Benedict XVI, silence is not presented simply as an antidote to the constant and unstoppable flow of information that characterizes society today but rather as a factor that is necessary for its integration. Silence, precisely because it favors habits of discernment and reflection, can in fact be seen primarily as a means of welcoming the word.

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  • Posted by: kmbold - Sep. 29, 2011 8:33 PM ET USA

    A most ingenious paradox.

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