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IV Meeting of the ODUCAL Communication Network

November 9-10

On November 9 and 10, 2022, the IV Meeting of the ODUCAL Communication Network, "connect, co-create and transform", was held at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, attended by 65 representatives from 30 Catholic Universities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The opening was in charge of Dr. Cristina Del Mastro, academic vice rector of the host university, who welcomed the participants, while Ms. Maricarmen Diaz de Sandi, coordinator of the Communication Network, presented the objectives of the event and Mr. Rodolfo Gallo Cornejo, president of ODUCAL, presented the work plan for the three-year period 2022 - 2025, so that the Communication Network could propose a communication plan according to the objectives, mission and current cultural context.

Within the program, the Secretary for the Dicastery of Communication of the Holy See, Reverend Monsignor Lucio Adrián Ruiz, addressed the challenges of communication in the Church.

Daniela Cidade, Communications Coordinator and institutional representative of the Marist Network, gave a conference on crisis management in denominational educational entities.

María Albertina Navas Leoro, Director of Strategic Communication of the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, and Óscar Augusto Elizalde Prada, Director of Communication and Marketing of the Universidad La Salle Bogotá, gave the conference The transformation of Church communication in Latin America and the Caribbean in a synodal perspective.

During the meeting, the youth mindset, the digital mindset and the National Association of Catholic Education of Brazil were presented by Master Greegory Rial, manager of the Board of Higher Education of ANEC.

On both days, participants shared best practices in social networks, external and internal communication, technology in communication, Catholic identity, crisis management, and through round tables they designed the network’s work plan towards 2025.

Rodolfo Gallo Cornejo thanked the participants and invited the communicators to join the actions of ODUCAL and Dr. Carlos Garatea Grau, rector of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, highlighted the importance of the task of communicators and closed the event.