Pope Benedict on communication

/ 10 June 2008

Pope Benedict addressed faculty of communications departments back in May, and his address is now available online. It may seem banal, or all too obvious, but it’s helpful to have the Pope say things like:

The diverse forms of communication - dialogue, prayer, teaching, witness, proclamation - and their different instruments - the press, electronics, the visual arts, music, voice, gestural art and contact - are all manifestations of the fundamental nature of the human person. It is communication that reveals the person, that creates authentic and community relationships, and which permits human beings to mature in knowledge, wisdom and love.