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Newsletter no. 33, May 2012
At a glance
Salesian appointed Executive Secretary of the CBCI Commission for Social Communications
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India Standing Committee which met in
Bangalore, April 25-27, appointed media trainer Fr. George Plathottam,
Secretary, CBCI Office for Social Communications, as the new Director
of the National Institute of Social Communications Research and
Lisbon: SC Delegates, Europe
year after their previous meeting, Social Communications Delegates from
Salesian Provinces in Europe met in Lisbon to take stock of the current
situation. They discussed developments in communication, especially of
a digital nature, and shared their recent initiatives, but there was
also a new topic: the spirituality of the Salesian communicator.
Pierre Babin has left us
May 9 2012 the death occurred at the age of 87 of Pierre Babin,
Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate, a great expert in religious
communication. He was the founder of the Centre for Research and
Education in Communication (CREC), where hundreds of communicators were
trained, particularly from Africa and Asia. He was also the creator of
the “Symbolic Way” for the new evangelization.
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Guadalajara-Mexico City: SC Delegates, the Americas. 4-7 August at Guadalajara, and 7-9 August in Mexico City
My dear confreres and friends of SC,
the continental level, the editions of the SB increase where the
Salesian presences are more recent or are still in a stage of expansion
(Africa, Asia and Oceania), while they remain stable in the countries
where the presence is historically rooted (America and Europe). In this
connection the publications in new languages make an entry, such as
Vietnamese, Tetum, Kannada…(in Asia), and French (spoken in many
African countries) is on the increase. Spanish counts the greatest
number of editions, followed by English. Some are bilingual or
training day held on May 12, at the Pontifical Salesian University, was
a true and proper celebration of communication. The protagonists were
young religious, Salesians and Daughters of Mary, Help of
Ten years after its publication, the Dictionary of Communication Science and Technology from the Salesian University Faculty of Social Communications can now be consulted on the internet. www.lacomunicazione.it
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