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On Truth proclamation & authenticity of life in the digital age

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

The Pontiff, Pope Benedict issued his communications message for 45th World Day of Social Communications on Monday last, the Feast of St Francis de Sales, the Patron Saint of journalists. In it he acknowledged that the web is “contributing to the development of new and more complex intellectual and spiritual horizons, new forms of shared awareness.”

The Pontiff said these new technologies “are not only changing the way we communicate, but communication itself, so much so that it could be said that we are living through a period of vast cultural transformation.” This dynamic, he said, had contributed to “a new appreciation of communication itself, which is seen first of all as dialogue, exchange, solidarity and the creation of positive relations.”

“As with every other fruit of human ingenuity, the new communications technologies must be placed at the service of the integral good of the individual and of the whole of humanity.”
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