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Heads of Vatican media visit KUL

Vatican Radio and Vatican News - the most important medium for the Catholic Church around the world which has hundreds of thousands of followers and millions of connections on Facebook, Twitter and You Tube etc. The questions about how these media houses function in the digital world of the 21st century and in what way they propagate the Gospel will be answered at KUL by their bosses, Dr. Andrea Tornielli - journalist and Catholic writer, program director of the Holy See's Communication Dicastery and Dr. Massimiliano Menichetti - journalist, academic lecturer, head of Radio Vatican and Vatican News.

At the initiative of the Rector KUL, Fr. prof. Miroslaw Kalinowski, the meeting is scheduled to take place on June 1 at. 11.00 under the topic "Modern media and technologies in the communication of the Church." The conversation with the guests, which will take place in the building ‘Centrum Transferu Wiedzy’ (room 113), will be translated into Polish.

"Dr. Andrea Tornielli and Massimiliano Menichetti have extensive experience in international cooperation with the media. Vatican Radio/VaticanNews is a strategic partner of our university and a very important media in the world. This is why the Rector’ s invitation to participate in the meeting extends not only to the students and employees of KUL, but also to spokesmen, journalists and heads of media teams." This was confirmed by Monika Stojowska who is the deputy spokesperson of KUL and responsible for the social media of the university. She also gave the information that Dr. Andrea Tornielli is the program director of the Vatican media, that is: Osservatore Romano, Vatican Radio - Vatican News and Libreria Editrice Vaticana.

Vatican News is the new information system of the Holy See. This system was created on June 27, 2015 together with the Motu Proprio of Pope Francis which established the Secretariat for Communications as a new dicastery of the Roman Curia. Vatican News - as the editorial office writes about itself - has four main thematic areas that concern the activities of the Pope, the Holy See, local Churches, as well as information from the world. Vatican News is not only to inform, but also to propose an interpretative key in the light of the Gospel. The main challenge is to respond "increasingly to the demands of the Church's mission" in today's culture, with the purpose of "communicating the Gospel of mercy to all people" in different cultures.

The Prefect of the Dicastery is Dr. Paolo Ruffini, the Vatican Media Program Director is Dr. Andrea Tornielli, and the head of Vatican Radio - Vatican News is Dr. Massimiliano Menichetti.