SIGNIS WORLD CONGRESS 2013

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Gustavo Andújar Elected President of SIGNIS

Rome, March 1st, 2014 (SIGNIS) – Gustavo Andújar, from Cuba, was elected as the new President of SIGNIS. It is the first time the association has a president coming from Latin America. Frank Frost, from the United States, and Lawrence John Sinniah, from Malaysia, were elected as Vice-Presidents. A film reviewer with OCIC Cuba since the mid-sixties, Gustavo Andújar became its president in 1994, leading OCIC/SIGNIS Cuba through a process of very dynamic development. SIGNIS Vice-President since 2005, Gustavo with the Archdiocese of Havana and has been participating very actively in international communication congresses and seminars, both at the world and continental levels. Dr. Frank ... read more

SIGNIS World Congress Closes, Highlighting Values of Solidarity, Concern and Friendship

Rome, February 28, 2014 (SIGNIS) – The SIGNIS World Congress 2014 concluded this Thursday night with a Mass and a closing ceremony, highlighting values that must orient the work of Catholic communicators. The participants were invited to distinguish their action by values such as solidarity, concern and friendship. During his homily, taking the Pope Francis’ message for the 48th World Communications Day as reference, Mons. Claudio Maria Celli, President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, said that probably “the most important challenge faced by Catholic communicators is to get closer to men and women of our time, as the Good Samaritan did”. He recalled the words of the ... read more

SIGNIS Announces Winners of the SIGNIS Competitions 2013

Rome, February 27, 2014 (SIGNIS) – The awards of the SIGNIS Radio, Photo and Video Competitions 2013 were announced during the closing ceremony of the SIGNIS World Congress in Rome. The winners showcased the creativity of all the generations in expressing their hope for peace. In the Video Competition, the first prize went to Franciscus Borgia Edgar, 23, of Indonesia for his short film “My Fast”. Edgar is also one the VJs participating in the Congress. In the Photo Competition, the jury chose a photo by Dennis Varghese, 23, from the US. And in the Radio Competition, Diego Alejandro Martinez, only 16, from Guatemala won first prize with a short radio production entitled “Quiero la Paz del ... read more
  • Opening Feature: Rome
  • SIGNIS World Congress 2014 Day 1
  • SIGNIS World Congress 2014 Day 2
  • SIGNIS World Congress 2014 Day 3
  • Vos sos el ejemplo - 2nd Prize
  • Love More and Feel Peace - 3rd Prize
  • My Fast - 1st prize

Focus on the Middle East at the SIGNIS World Congress

Rome, February 26, 2014 (SIGNIS) –The SIGNIS World Congress turned its attention to the Middle East with a powerful panorama on the situation of Christians in the region. Jacques F. El Kallassi of Lebanon, General Manager of Tele Lumiere, the main SIGNIS partner for the cancelled Beirut ... read more

SIGNIS World Congress Participants Meet the Pope

Rome, February 26, 2014 (SIGNIS) - SIGNIS World Congress Participants took part in the general audience of Pope Francis on Wednesday 26 February to receive the blessing of the Pope. On a cold morning, more than 300 Catholic communicators gathered in St Peter’s Square, to join the thousands of ... read more

Relationships, Communication, Knowledge

Rome, February 25, 2014 (SIGNIS) - "Our desire for relationships, communication and knowledge" is fueling the emerging digital culture, said Fr Antonio Spadaro, the first speaker of the SIGNIS World Congress 2014. Fr Spadaro, editor-in-chief of the Jesuit magazine La Civiltà Cattolica ... read more

SIGNIS World Congress Opens a World of Possibilities

Rome, February 25, 2014 (SIGNIS) – Mgr Claudio Maria Celli, President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and Augustine Loorthusamy, President of SIGNIS, officially opened the SIGNIS World Congress 2014 this morning in Rome, Italy. Some 300 Catholic communicators from around ... read more