World Communications Day 2014 Lecture: Mgr Paul Tighe

06/06/2014 2:57 pm

Monsignor Paul Tighe, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, gave this year's World Communications Day lecture at Heythrop College in London on 5 June 2014.

Mgr Tighe's lecture provided an engaging and thorough analysis of 'The Church in a Digital World'.

As well as a frank and open assessment of the landscape from the Holy See's perspective, we also learn more about the communications imperatives of both the popes he has served under - Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI described the internet as "A gift for humanity". Pope Francis says it's "a gift from God".

Mgr Tighe spoke of how the Holy See is using all the tools at its disposal to support the Holy Father's desire to promote an "authentic culture of encounter".


You can listen to or download an MP3 of Mgr Paul Tighe's lecture by using the player/link in the top right-hand corner of this article.

Duration: 43m 34s


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Fr Stephen Wang, Senior University Chaplain for the Diocese of Westminster, gave a homily on the great communicator St Boniface for the World Communications Day 2014 Mass.


WCD14: Mgr Paul Tighe

Mgr Paul Tighe gave the World Communications Day 2014 lecture at Heythrop College, University of London on 5 June 2014.   wcd-mgr-tighe-050614.mp3 11.85 MB

The Church in a Digital World

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Powerpoint presentation used by Mgr Paul Tighe to support his lecture: The Church in a Digital World.