Bishops publish a moving reflection for World Communications Day

World Communications Day 2021 is celebrated on Sunday, 16 May

The theme of the day is: “Come and See” (Jn 1:46)
Communicating by Encountering People as They Are

Pope Francis walking in front of cameramen

The theme for the 2021 World Day of Social Communications, chosen by Pope Francis, echoes the words of the Apostle Philip, recognising that authentic communication leads to “encountering people as and where they are”.

Taken from the Bible, John 1: 46, the words “Come and see” are central to the Gospel. Before the Gospel is proclaimed, prior to words, there are “looks, testimonies, experiences, encounters and closeness. In a word – life.”

Pope Francis provides the subtitle: “Communicating, encountering people as and where they are”.

To read the full message from Pope Francis, go to the Bishops’ Conference website, where you can find resources and also read a moving reflection from Fr Paul Grogan about his journey through ministry and how it was captured in the film “Priest”, by Michael Whyte.