Paris -- Seminar for French journalists in Rome

On 7-9 April, at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, a seminar was held for journalists, organized by the Information Office of Opus Dei in France. Under the title “Challenges of Benedict XVI’s Pontificate,” the goal was to offer fifteen French-speaking religious information professionals keys to the understanding of the Catholic Church

Those attending had the opportunity of listening to people who work closely with Benedict XVI, such as Father Federico Lombardi, Director of the Holy See’s Press Office, and Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. Also taking part were Bishop Jean Lafitte, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family and Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

The French journalists also had an opportunity to exchange impressions and experiences with the Rome correspondents of major newspapers and “Vaticanists.”

The seminar included talks by professors from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. These activity-filled days provided the occasion for a fruitful dialogue between leaders of the Church and information professionals.

Romana, n. 52, January-June 2011, p. 140.

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