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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.

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Some 300 Catholic communicators from around 80 countries were named by Mgr Celli as the constructors of a “culture of encounter”. “Being citizens of a digital world, as disciples and communicators, means taking part of a dialogue and giving oneself for reaching a common good and therefore building peace”, he added.

In his opening address, SIGNIS President Augy Loorthusamy highlighted the central role played by the youth in the present and in the future of the Catholic Church. “That’s why is so important to engage with the new generations, who grow up in a context where the only permanent thing is change”.

He also encouraged Catholic communicators to work in dialogue with the young to build a culture of peace.In a world where “there are so many conflicts, we need to share the joy and the beauty of life, strengthening the connections that bring the necessary changes to our communities”, he concluded.

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