March 6, 2012.
) The coming visit of Benedict XVI
is receiving a lot of attention by the media in Latin America. For the trip, the Catholic Church will be in the spotlight with different interviews, debates and news stories
In order to prepare Mexican journalists for the pope's visit, the group Mexican Catholic Voices spent a week in the city of Guadalajara training a group of 25 speakers on religion in the media.
After narrowing down the field of applicants, around 70 were interviewed on TV and radio. Of these, Catholic Voices selected the top 25
to train them how to communicate a Catholic message
. They are the first generation of Mexican Catholic Voices
Their training teaches them to respond to media questions, learning about the industry and the work of journalists and covering the news.
Catholic Voices began two years ago in the United Kingdom
, after the pope met there with British bishops. Their goal is to provide a point of view from the Church, that is both positive and professional.