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Vatican Meeting on Communications to Take Place in Cuba

35 Bishops from Region to Attend Seminar in February

VATICAN CITY, January 28, 2014 (Zenit.org) - The Vatican is to hold a seminar on communications in Havana, Cuba.

The Pontifical Council for Social Communications announced Jan. 28 that it is organising the meeting which will take place in February. Thirty-five bishops from Central America and the Caribbean will be taking part.

They are to reflect upon the meaning of communication in today's world, how to communicate and what to communicate, according to Archbishop Claudio Maria Celli, president of the dicastery.

The seminar will focus on the Pope's message for World Social Communications Day, "Communication at the service of an authentic culture of encounter", and will have the principal aim of offering bishops the tools for improving their communication strategies in their dioceses.

Although still a Communist nation, Catholics in Cuba have greater religious freedom than those in other Communist countries such as China and Vietnam, although restrictions and crackdowns on Christians still occur.

Blessed John Paul II visited the country in 1998 and Benedict XVI made a trip to the island nation in 2012.

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