Pope Benedict: "Silence and Word: Path of Evangelization"

Silence and Word: Path of Evangelization is the title of Pope Benedict's recently released Message for the 46th World Communications Day, that was observed on May 20, 2012. Read on for an excerpt, or view the full text of this beautiful message by clicking here.

"Word and silence: learning to communicate is learning to listen and contemplate as well as speak. This is especially important for those engaged in the task of evangelization: both silence and word are essential elements, integral to the Church’s work of communication for the sake of a renewed proclamation of Christ in today’s world. To Mary, whose silence “listens to the Word and causes it to blossom” (Private Prayer at the Holy House, Loreto, 1 September 2007), I entrust all the work of evangelization which the Church undertakes through the means of social communication."