September 29, 2011. (Romereports.com)
The Vatican is getting ready for the next World Communications Day. The theme is “Silence and Word” and the message is specifically aimed at journalists.
The topic is meant to remind journalists to take a step back from modern technology and the constant flow of information. Silence, says the Vatican, opens a window for reflection.
It even invites people to engage in conversations that in turn, can help promote the new evangelization.
This celebration goes back to 1963, when it was launched by the Second Vatican Council. Decades later, it's still celebrated in most countries.
World Communications Day is officially celebrated on the Sunday before Pentecost, which next year will be May 20, 2012.
Traditionally, the pope's reflection is usually made public on January 24th, the feast day St. Francis de Sales, known for being the patron of writers.