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

Le misure riportate nel presente Protocollo devono essere osservate responsabilmente da tutti coloro che accedono nei Palazzi dell’Università per l'attività didattica ordinaria e per l'uso della Biblioteca e delle sale lettura.

Principi generali di Prevenzione

Di seguito sono riportati i principi a cui attenersi nelle comuni attività quotidiane all’interno  dell’Università per prevenire l’insorgenza di forme virali, sia influenzali che da coronavirus:

On September 3, 2020, the Italian course for new entrants began. The activity is taking place in online mode.

These are three groups for a total of 71 students​, divided by level of knowledge of the language (A1, A2, B1). They participate from South Asia, from various African countries, Latin America & Europe.

Two groups have lessons in the morning (Italian time) and a group of South Americans has lessons in the afternoon (Italian time), therefore in time slots adapted to their needs.

On October 5, 2020, the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross will hopefully begin lessons for the new academic year in presential mode. This reopening will respect and follow the indications of the Health Authorities.

The level of normality will depend on the evolution of COVID 19 and - in an institution with a strong international presence - on the situation in the students' countries of origin.

At the moment, with the data currently available, the University is preparing some measures and investments to start the 2020/2021 courses without delays or uncertainties.

These measures include:

1. The maintenance of the entire academic courses and the general distribution of timetables;

2. The University will try to ensure that any delays in the ability to attend courses (for reasons related to the pandemic) do not have a negative academic impact on the student;

The Academic Guide for the year 2020/2021 (provisional version) is available for consultation.

Registrations will start on Monday, September 1, 2020.

The inauguration of the XXXVI Academic Year will be held on Monday, October 5, 2020.

  Academic Guide 2020/2021

  Academic Calendar 2020/2021

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