School of Church Communications

Comunicazione Istituzionale

The Pontifical University of the Holy Cross established the School of Church Communications in 1996 to prepare communication professionals for ecclesial institutions. 

The School’s program offers students solid, systematic courses in four key areas:

  • The nature of communication and the elements upon which it is based. This includes the processes of shaping public opinion, the structure of information-based entities and the language of the traditional means of communication (radio, tv, press), as well as the new technology-based media.
  • The Church in cultural context. The Church presents its message and incarnates the faith in an ongoing dialogue with men, women and cultures. This area investigates of how Christianity has developed and expressed its message over the centuries, transforming it into a catalyst of cultural change.
  • The theological, philosophical and canonical content of the faith and its impact on the identity of the Church as an Institution.
  • The application of these theories, practices and communication techniques to institutions of the Church, bearing in mind their particular identity. Special emphasis is given to how communication offices are organized, methods of communicating with the various interlocutors of the Church and the presentation of the content of the faith in the field of public opinion.

In evidenza

The journal of the School of Church Communications, Church Communication & Culture, becomes part of the “Scopus”, prestigious database that brings together summaries and citations of articles from academic journals submitted to the peer review process.

"It is good news, it will certainly give more visibility to the journal and will attract the interest of academics, increasing the requests for publication of articles," commented prof. Enrique Fuster, of the Editorial Committee.

Church, Communication & Culture was born in 2016, is an online open access journal, published by "Routledge" of the "Taylor & Francis Group".

Colloqui sulla Comunicazione Istituzionale

Incontro con il Dott. Nicolas Seneze,
Corrispondente a Roma de La Croix

"Raccontare Roma e la Chiesa, su un quotidiano e attraverso i libri"

Mercoledì 6 novembre 2019
ore 11.30 - aula A101

Day of study and of professional training (Tuesday, October 29,  2019, Aula Álvaro del Portillo) on the role and responsibility of journalists and information and communication operators in a phase of tumultuous changes in the profession, marked by the pulverization of the editorial and information offer.

Giornata di studio "I doveri del giornalista per una società migliore"

The initiative is organized by the School of Church Communications and ISCOM Association

More information


Familyandmedia Education is online, the new e-learning portal of the Family & Media Study Center of the School of Church Communications, which offers video courses in Italian, English and Spanish, focusing specifically on the relationship between family, media and society. The courses are given by great professionals in the field of communication and storytelling, in a professional manner, but are at the same time engaging and passionate.

The platform is aimed at middle and high school teachers and university professors, but also communication professionals, parents, and those with a passion for education.


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