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  • Archdiocese of Caceres

Circular No. 0012, Series of 2024

TO:   ALL THE CLERGY AND THE FAITHFUL IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CACERES

RE:    58TH WORLD COMMUNICATIONS SUNDAY

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This is to inform you that we will be celebrating the World Communications Day on May 12, 2024 with the theme chosen by the Holy Father, Pope Francis “Artificial intelligence and wisdom of the heart: for a fully human communication”.

 

Indeed, mass media is a strong force that influence our faithful. Good communication helps us to grow closer, to know one another better, and ultimately, to grow in unity. However, we are being warned about the “evolution of artificial intelligence systems that makes it ever more natural to communicate through and with machines, so that it has become increasingly difficult to distinguish computation from thought, and the language produced by a machine from that generated by human beings. We need a responsible awareness of the use and development of these different forms of communication that go hand in hand with social media and the Internet. It is necessary for communication to be oriented towards a fuller life of the human person” (WCD 2024 - Pope Francis). Hence, as part of our mission, we have to guide our faithful from falling into the negative effects of this modern discovery.

 

In view of this, we have prepared a homily guide for our Sunday Masses on this occasion. Likewise, we are appealing to our clergy as well as to our dear lay faithful to support the evangelization ministry through our media apostolate.

 

There will also be a special collection in our parishes for the media apostolate in the Archdiocese.

 

Given at our Chancery Office, Pilgrim City of Naga, Republic of the Philippines, this 7th day of May, in the Year of our Lord, 2024.

 

 

In Christ,

 

(Signed.)

+ REX ANDREW C. ALARCON, DD

Archbishop of Caceres




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