Like every year, Pope Francis has issued a message for the
“World Day of Social Communications” which, this year, will be celebrated on
Sunday 02 June 2019.
I picked up two lines we could keep in our hearts and minds
as they express the spirit and goal of our gathering last November in South
“Ever since the internet first became available, the Church
has always sought to promote its use in the service of the encounter between
persons, and of solidarity among all.”
“If the Net becomes an opportunity to share stories and
experiences of beauty or suffering that are physically distant from us, in
order to pray together and together seek out the good to rediscover what unites
us, then it is a resource.”
May Pope Francis’ words confirm you and me in our service to
communication in the IMBISA Region. May through sharing our stories grow in
solidarity and bring together our countries, communities and people. May they
also encourage us to pray for each other.