Council of the Media (Second Vatican Council)

Pope Benedict XVI, 14-02-2013, to clergy of Rome, reflecting on the Second Vatican Council

I would like to add still a third point… the Council of the media. It was almost a Council itself and the world saw the Council through it.

The ‘Council of the journalists’, of course was not carried out within the faith, but within the categories of today’s media. That is to say, it was outside of the faith, with a different hermeneutic … a political hermeneutic. For the media, the Council was a political struggle, a power struggle between the Church’s different strands. …