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Silence and Word

Rome, 24 January 2012, Feast of Saint Francis de Sales.

In his Message for the 46th World Communications Day, Pope Benedict XVI reflects on the relationship between silence and word and emphasizes that both constitute equally the path of Evangelisation. The Holy Father also draws attention to the consequences of doing away with silence in the process of communication.

“Word and silence: learning to communicate is learning to listen and contemplate as well as speak. This is especially important for those engaged in the task of evangelization: both silence and word are essential elements, integral to the Church’s work of communication for the sake of a renewed proclamation of Christ in today’s world.”

For the full text of the Message, please, click here.

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