Last week, the young communicators selected for the Faith Communication in the Digital World project became pilgrims and reached Rome to live an experience that they will later transform into a testimony to be told, of course,through the languages of the digital world.
Accompanied by experts in art, history and liturgy, they visited the four papal basilicas, not only to approach the history and heritage of those places but to immerse themselves in their spiritual richness and assimilate the legacy to be communicated to the pilgrims of today and tomorrow.
In addition to being able to approach the visual languages of ancient Christianity in the Pio Cristiano Museum and the story of the artifacts of many peoples and cultures in the Anima Mundi Ethnographic Museum, they were also able to visit the Papal Chapels: Sistine, Pauline and Redemptoris Mater.
They were enlightened by the homilies given to them by − among others − Cardinal Czerny and Msgr. Lucio Ruiz, and by the meetings with those who are accompanying them on this path of deepening and sharing.
In addition, the young communicators presented their projects − the fruit of teamwork carried out in recent months − to the Dicastery for Integral Human Development, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Vatican Library and to our Dicastery for Communication.
Finally, gathered around a table, they shared their impressions of the experience so far − how much they have learned, what inspired them − and laid the groundwork for the activities of the coming months: communicating to a wide audience the transformation experienced from tourist to pilgrim, offering a deeper understanding of the meaning of a Pilgrimage to Rome.
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