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World Communications Day


# Title Theme Date Author External Link
1. 1st WCD – 1967 Church and Social Communication: First World Communication Day May 7, 1967 Paul VI Vatican link
2. 2nd WCD – 1968 Social Communications and the Development of Nations March 26, 1968 Paul VI Vatican link
3. 3rd WCD – 1969 Social Communications and the Family April 7, 1969 Paul VI Vatican link
4. 4th WCD – 1970 Social Communications and Youth April 6, 1970 Paul VI Vatican link
5. 5th WCD – 1971 The role of Communications Media in promoting unity among men March 25, 1971 Paul VI Vatican link
6. 6th WCD – 1972 The Media of Social Communications at the Service of Truth April 21, 1972 Paul VI Vatican link
7. 7th WCD – 1973 The Mass Media and the Affirmation and Promotion of Spiritual Values May 1, 1973 Paul VI Vatican link
8. 8th WCD – 1974 Social Communications and Evangelization in Today’s World May 16, 1974 Paul VI Vatican link
9. 9th WCD – 1975 The Mass Media and Reconciliation April 19, 1975 Paul VI Vatican link
10. 10th WCD – 1976 Social Communications and the Fundamental Rights and Duties of Man April 11, 1976 Paul VI Vatican link
11. 11th WCD – 1977 Advertising in the Mass Media: Benefits, Dangers, Responsibilities May 12, 1977 Paul VI Vatican link
12. 12th WCD – 1978 The receiver in Social Communications: his expectations, his rights, is duties April 28, 1978 Paul VI Vatican link
13. 13th WCD – 1979 Social Communications: protecting in the Child and promoting his best interest in the family and in society May 23, 1979 John Paul II Vatican link
14. 14th WCD – 1980 Social Communications and Family May 1, 1980 John Paul II Vatican link
15. 15th WCD – 1981 Social Communications and Responsible human Freedom May 10, 1981 John Paul II Vatican link
16. 16th WCD – 1982 Social Communications and the Problems of the Elderly May 10, 1982 John Paul II Vatican link
17. 17th WCD – 1983 Social Communications and the Promotion of Peace March 25, 1983 John Paul II Vatican link
18. 18th WCD – 1984 Social Communication: Instruments of Encounter Between Faith and Culture May 24, 1984 John Paul II Vatican link
19. 19th WCD – 1985 Social Communications for a Christian Promotion of Youth April 15, 1985 John Paul II Vatican link
20. 20th WCD – 1986 Social Communications and the Christian Formation of Public Opinion January 24, 1986 John Paul II Vatican link
21. 21st WCD – 1987 Social Communications at the Service of Justice and Peace January 24, 1987 John Paul II Vatican link
22. 22nd WCD – 1988 Social Communications and the Promotion of Solidarity and Fraternity Between Peoples and Nations January 24, 1988 John Paul II Vatican link
23. 23rd WCD – 1989 Religion in the Mass Media January 24, 1989 John Paul II Vatican link
24. 24th WCD – 1990 The christian message in a computer culture January 24, 1990 John Paul II Vatican link
25. 25th WCD – 1991 The Communications media and the unity and progress of the human family January 24, 1991 John Paul II Vatican link
26. 26th WCD – 1992 The proclamation of Christ’ Message in the Communications media January 24, 1992 John Paul II Vatican link
27. 27th WCD – 1993 Videocassettes and audiocassettes in the formation of culture and of conscience January 24, 1993 John Paul II Vatican link
28. 28th WCD – 1994 Television and family: guidelines for good viewing January 24, 1994 John Paul II Vatican link
29. 29th WCD – 1995 Cinema: communicator of culture and of values May 28, 1995 John Paul II Vatican link
30. 30th WCD – 1996 The Media: Modern Forum for Promoting the Role of Women in Society May 19, 1996 John Paul II Vatican link
31. 31st WCD – 1997 Communicating Jesus: The Way, the Truth and the Life May 11, 1997 John Paul II Vatican link
32. 32nd WCD – 1998 Sustained by the Spirit, communicate hope January 24, 1998 John Paul II Vatican link
33. 33rd WCD – 1999 Mass media: a friendly companion for those in search of the Father May 16, 1999 John Paul II Vatican link
34. 34th WCD – 2000 Proclaiming Christ in the Media at the Dawn of the New Millennium June 4, 2000 John Paul II Vatican link
35. 35th WCD – 2001 “Preach from the housetops”: The Gospel in the Age of Global Communication May 27, 2001 John Paul II Vatican link
36. 36th WCD – 2002 Internet: A New Forum for Proclaiming the Gospel May 12, 2002 John Paul II Vatican link
37. 37th WCD – 2003 The Communications Media at the Service of Authentic Peace in the Light of ‘Pacem in Terris’ June 1, 2003 John Paul II Vatican link
38. 38th WCD – 2004 The Media and the Family: A Risk and a Richness May 23, 2004 John Paul II Vatican link
39. 39th WCD – 2005 The Communications Media: At the Service of Understanding Among Peoples January 24, 2005 John Paul II Vatican link
40. 40th WCD – 2006 The Media: A Network for Communication, Communion and Cooperation January 24, 2006 Benedict XVI Vatican link
41. 41st WCD – 2007 Children and the Media: A Challenge for Education May 20, 2007 Benedict XVI Vatican link
42. 42nd WCD – 2008 The Media: At the Crossroads between Self-Promotion and Service. Searching for the Truth in order to Share it with Others. May 4, 2008 Benedict XVI Vatican link
43. 43rd WCD – 2009 New Technologies, New Relationships: Promoting a Culture of Respect, Dialogue and Friendship May 24, 2009 Benedict XVI Vatican link
44. 44th WCD – 2010 The Priest and Pastoral Ministry in a Digital World: New Media at the Service of the Word May 16, 2010 Benedict XVI Vatican link
45. 45th WCD – 2011 Truth, Proclamation and Authenticity of Life in the Digital Age June 5, 2011 Benedict XVI Vatican link
46. 46th WCD – 2012 Silence and Word: Path of Evangelization May 20, 2012 Benedict XVI Vatican link
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