“Thirty years are undoubtedly a beautiful achievement, but they are not and must not be seen as a point of arrival. Continue to carry out your duties always trying to seek that news which has inspired the founding fathers to give shape to a unique project – an information service that connects the Italian territory, made up of the diocesan weeklies, to the centre, while also reconnecting the centre to the territory through the diocesan newspapers. Be supporters of communion in information, both in the ecclesial and in the socio-cultural news. Continue to be so!”. Pope Francis wrote this in a message to SIR news agency to mark thirty years since its foundation. “In your daily news, you report on the Holy See, on the Italian Church, on the dioceses, on Europe, on the Middle East, and on the whole world…”, the Holy Father continued, citing the theme of the next World Communications Day and recalling that SIR news agency is committed to “the promotion of an information Community based on authenticity and reciprocity”.