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46th World Communication Day message: Palma: ‘thanks to media’

/ 09:00 AM May 21, 2012

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma yesterday pointed out the importance of silence and listening during the celebration of 46th World Communications Day.

Easy access to all forms of communication, he said “makes it important for people to be introspective, and  reflective.”

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The Cebu prelate acknowledged the role of media in communication as a “very important sector in society.”

“We recognize the blessing of mass media, of social communications. So I repeat, we take this occasion to thank all the practitioners, all those involved in social communications,”  said Palma.

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However, he “cautioned” that along with this blessing is a responsibility.

“Mass media and social communication should be used truly to bring about friendship, brotherhood, understanding as sisters and brothers, as children of God,“ Palma further explained.

“In the 46th World Communications Day, the Pope is underlining the importance of silence. According to the Pope, if we do not know how to be silent, we could not appreciate the impact and importance of communication,”  said Palma.

“If we have the attitude of listening, then we realize that others have also something to say in that sense we develop brotherhood, we develop goodwill, we develop that idea of all of us are important,”  he added.

Apart from celebrating 46th World Communications Day, yesterday was also the feast day of St. Joseph the Patriach parish in Mabolo, Cebu City, whose fiesta Mass was celebrated by Palma. /Jessa J. Agua, Correspondent

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