Pontifical Council for Social Communications

Conseil pontifical pour les communications sociales
Pontificio Consiglio delle Comunicazioni Sociali (PCCS)
Pontificium Consilium de Communicationibus Socialibus (PCCS)

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URL: http://www.pccs.va/
URL: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/pccs/index.htm

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1948, Vatican City, as Pontifical Commission for Educational and Religious Cinematography or Pontifical Commission for Didactic and Religious Motion Pictures, within the framework of F-XF8042 - Administrative Hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church. Constitution approved 17 Sep 1948. Replaced, 1 Jan 1952, by Pontifical Commission for Motion Pictures, which was further extended to become, 16 Dec 1954, Pontifical Commission for Motion Pictures, Radio and Television, and, 4 Dec 1964, following recommendations of Vatican Council II, Pontifical Commission for the Media of Social Communication. Subsequently name changed to: Pontifical Council for the Media of Social Communication. Present name adopted 1989. Established as permanent office of the Holy See, 22 Feb 1959.


Study pastoral problems related to the media; execute norms and arrangements established by Papal authority in the field; administer the Vatican Film Library and Audiovisual Service - which authorizes television, film, photographic and radio work in the Vatican; promote Catholic communications activity in the world; coordinate worldwide telecasts of papal ceremonies.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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