AgeWell New York was proud to be a sponsor of the 24th Annual World Communications Day Catholic Media Conference at the New York Marriott held on Wednesday, May 13th, hosted by the Diocese of Brooklyn. In preparation for Pope Francis’ first pastoral visit to the United States in September, the conference focused on how to cover the Holy Father and provide insights on what to expect from his visit.
Initiated in 1992, the diocesan celebration of World Communications Day came as a response to the official day established in 1967 by Pope Paul VI, in the wake of the Second Vatican Council. This annual celebration is meant to encourage the reflection of the new and modern means of social communications and how best to communicate the Church and its message through the use of press, motion pictures, radio, television and the Internet.
The program included panels featuring David Gibson, award-winning journalist for Religion News Service and author of Finding Jesus; John Thavis, award-winning journalist and author of The Vatican Diaries; and communications leaders Donald Clemmer, USCCB; Angela Flood, Archdiocese of Washington; Kenneth Gavin, Archdiocese of Philadelphia; and Joseph Zwilling, Archdiocese of New York.
Produced by DeSales Media Group, the communications and technology arm of the Diocese of Brooklyn, the conference aims to bring together and connect print and digital journalists and executives from both secular and religious fields.