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

Students from the University of Missouri-Columbia's School of Journalism were hosted by the School of Church Communications, on the Roman stop of their "Europe Tour 2020."

The 12th edition of the Professional Seminar dedicated to Church Communication Offices is entitled "Inspiring Trust. Church Communication and Organizational Vulnerability" and will take place in Rome from 28 to 30 April 2020.

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The enchanting image of the Christmas crèche, so dear to the Christian people, never ceases to arouse amazement and wonder. The depiction of Jesus’ birth is itself a simple and joyful proclamation of the mystery of the Incarnation of the Son of God. The nativity scene is like a living Gospel rising up from the pages of sacred Scripture. As we contemplate the Christmas story, we are invited to set out on a spiritual journey, drawn by the humility of the God who became man in order to encounter every man and woman. We come to realize that so great is his love for us that he became one of us, so that we in turn might become one with him.​
(Pope Francis, Apostolic letter Admirabile signum, Decembre 1, 2019)

The Rector and the academic community of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross formulate wishes for a Holy Christmas and a Happy New Year 2020.

Photo: Fabio Beretta

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".

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