World Day

MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS
FOR THE 50th
WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY
2016

"Communication and Mercy: A Fruitful Encounter"



Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The Holy Year of Mercy invites all of us to reflect on the relationship between communication and mercy. The Church, in union with Christ, the living incarnation of the Father of Mercies, is called to practise mercy as the distinctive trait of all that she is and does. What we say and how we say it, our every word and gesture, ought to express God’s compassion, tenderness and forgiveness for all. Love, by its nature, is communication; it leads to openness and sharing. If our hearts and actions are inspired by charity, by divine love, then our communication will be touched by God’s own power. Read the rest of the text.Read the rest of the text

Year Theme
2016 Communication and Mercy: A Fruitful Encounter
2015 Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love
2014 Communication at the Service of an Authentic Culture of Encounter
2013 Social Networks: portals of truth and faith; new spaces for evangelization
2012 Silence and Word: Path of Evangelization
2011 Truth, Proclamation and Authenticity of Life in the Digital Age