GERMANY: THE “HOME” OF GERMAN CATHOLIC MEDIA OPENED IN BONN
The “Katholisches Medienhaus”, the facility that hosts the operations of the German Catholic Church in the area of the media, was opened in Bonn yesterday. Mgr. Robert Zollitsch, president of the German Bishops Conference (Dbk), presided over the unveiling ceremony and recalled that the “Church bravely takes a big leap in a world of rapidly-changing media”. Rather than a building, the new facility is “an attempt to effectively pool together the energies spent by the Church in the area of the media. In this way, we want to find appropriate responses to the challenges of the digital media era and feature more heavily in public opinion, in the interest of the Church and all matters of faith”. The archbishop pointed out that the Medienhaus is not a “centralisation or concentration of work on the media”. Partners working with the Katholisches Medienhaus include the Catholic portal katholisch.de and the Catholic news agency Kna, the magazine “Christ & Welt” and a few national Catholic radio desks, as well as the radio of the archdiocese of Cologne “Domradio”.