scmo_banner_news.jpg


| 17th May 2010 | Modified: 20th October 2014 | Christianity, News Releases | Seen 48 times | Liked 0 times

17 May
May 17
17th May 2010

Message for 44th World Communications Day - 16 May 2010

 

In a pastoral letter read at all masses on 15 & 16 May, President of the National Communications Commission, Bishop Philip Tartaglia, urged Scots Catholics to support the communications work of the church in the lead up to the Pope's visit in September. Archbishop Tartaglia said; "The media implications and requirements for the Pope s visit are massive. ". The full text of the message is shown below.    

 

Peter Kearney  
Director  
Catholic Media Office  
5 St. Vincent Place  
Glasgow  
G1 2DH  
0141 221 1168
07968 122291  
pk@scmo.org  
www.scmo.org

 

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

 

 

Pope Benedict XVI will be here in September.   We hope many thousands of Catholics will gather in Bellahouston Park on Thursday 16th September, the Feast of St Ninian, for Mass with the Holy Father.   We are all hoping and praying for a joyful and happy day.

 

 

However, no matter how many gather on the day for the vast majority of people in Scotland and around the world their experience of the Papal Visit will be through television, newspapers, and via the electronic media.   The media coverage will play a huge part in deciding how the Papal Visit to Scotland and England is assessed throughout the world.

 

 

The media implications and requirements for the Pope s visit are massive.   An officially accredited media delegation of 70 journalists travels with the Pope wherever he goes.   Hundreds of TV, radio and print journalists from home and abroad will gather in Scotland for the Pope s visit here.   These journalists need to be looked after, briefed and given as much background information on the Pope, on the Catholic Church and Catholic community in Scotland past, present and future, on Scotland s links with the papacy over the centuries, and any other relevant information.   These media briefings will have print, sound, visual and digital forms.   This material will be created and disseminated by the staff of our Catholic Media Office.   The Media Office will also need to handle hundreds and eventually thousands of enquiries about media-related matters regarding the Pope s visit.

 

 

Media preparation for the Pope s visit has been underway for some time now.   But, as you can imagine, the Scottish Catholic Media Office will require a surge of resources, both human and material, in order to meet the exceptional requirements of the Pope s visit in a professional and efficient way.

 

 

On Communications Sunday, I usually ask you for a donation for the Scottish Catholic Media Office.   This year, I am asking you to be especially generous so that our Media Office will be able to meet the media challenges of the Papal Visit on behalf of the Catholics of Scotland and in so doing to promote the church in Scotland to the rest of the world.   Thank you for listening to this message and for any response you are able to make.

 

 

Yours devotedly in Christ,

 

 

+Philip Tartaglia, Bishop of Paisley

 

 

President of the Communications Commission of the Bishops Conference of Scotland

Posted by . You can also subscribe to email updates.

Like   Back to Top   Seen 48 times   Liked 0 times

Subscribe to Updates

If you enjoyed this, why not subscribe to free email updates ?

Subscribe to News updates

Enter your email address to be notified of new posts:

Subscribe to:

Alternatively, you can subscribe via RSS

‹ Return to News

We never share or sell your email address to anyone.

I've already subscribed / don't show me this again

Recent Posts

Scottish Bishops offer thanks to Nuncio

| 20th January 2017 | Blogging

His Excellency Archbishop Antonio Mennini, who has served as Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain since December 2010, has been appointed by Pope Francis to serve in the Holy See Secretariat of State and will take up his new post in Rome next month.   Reacting to the announcement, Archbishop Phi...

Bishop pays tribute to former MP who became a Priest

| 24th December 2016 | Blogging

24 December 2016   Bishop pays tribute to former MP who became a Priest.   Bishop William Nolan, the Bishop of Galloway has paid tribute to Fr. George Thompson who died peacefully yesterday (23 December 2016) aged 88 at Senwick Nursing Home in Borgue.   Bishop Nolan said: “Fa...

Archbishop Tartaglia urges DWP to reconsider Job Centre closures

| 14th December 2016 | Blogging

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia has expressed concern at a proposal to close half of Glasgow’s job centres.   &...

Appointment of Baroness Helen Liddell as Chair of Independent Review Group

| 05th December 2016 | Blogging

Monday 5 December 2016   The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has today announced that Baroness Helen Lidde...