The Ten Commandments of Communications According to St. John Paul II

Paulina Guzik, Ph.D.

January 14, 2022

6:00 p.m.

The Saint John Paul II National Shrine

Abstract:

In 1978, when Karol Wojtyła became the pope, no one could imagine the Successor of Peter giving television interviews, taking a full plane of journalists on an apostolic trip, or hiring a layman as a spokesperson of the Vatican. These were all innovations that came with the pope from Poland. The main themes of Paulina Guzik's lecture are how the vision of a transparent and communicative Vatican came into life under John Paul II; how the Pope was using his communications skills; and why St. John Paul II wanted to professionalize the communications of Santa Sede. She also explains how JPII's legacy lasts today and how policies implemented by a pope elected 43 years ago can help the Vatican to communicate better even today.

 

Details:

The lecture will be held in the auditorium of the Saint John Paul II National Shrine at 3900 Harewood Road, Northeast, in Washington, D.C.

6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022

 

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