Screenshot from the website for the Australian Catholic Media Congress 2012
Monsignor Paul Tighe, Secretary to the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, heads an influential line-up of guests for the Australian Catholic Media Congress 2012, a triennial event in Sydney, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference said in a media statement.
The Media Congress, organised by the ACBC, will take place from April 30-May 2 at the Menzies Hotel.
The event carries the theme Communicating the Word: Timeless Messages, New Media, to focus on the way the Church and the world can engage with social media to share important messages.
"Communication of the Gospel must be at heart of the ministry of a priest and I am pleased to be asked to work in the Council that has a mandate to harness the potential of the media - new and old - as a means of evangelisation," Monsignor Paul Tighe said.
"I am equally pleased to be speaking on this vital area in the mission of the Church at the ACMC in Sydney," he said.
Workshops and presentations on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, eConferencing, eLearning technology and blogging, as well as ethics and spirituality will be featured. There will be a hands-on professional development element in concurrent sessions.
"Monsignor Paul Tighe is one of the Vatican's most senior media advisors and has a wonderful background in communication both in Ireland and now based in Rome. It is indeed a privilege that he will be with us during this Congress," Bishop Peter Ingham, Bishops' delegate for the Media said.
In news about another upcoming conference, the ACBC also announced in a statement that Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, President of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, has accepted an invitation from Australia's Bishops to be the keynote speaker at the PROCLAIM 2012 conference in Sydney on the new evangelisation.
The conrference, to be held from August 9-11, is about helping Catholics to respond to Pope Benedict XVI's call to engage in the New Evangelization, to reach out with the message of Jesus to our people and our culture in new ways. It will be held at The Concourse, Chatswood.
Bishop Peter Ingham, who is also the Bishops' delegate for PROCLAIM 2012, says: " I am personally looking forward to hearing what the Archbishop and others have to say and I invite Catholics from all over Australia to join me and hundreds of others as we prepare to proclaim from the housetops what we have heard from Jesus Christ."
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