Curia Officials to View Documentary on Evangelization Synod

Produced by the Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation in Canada

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Canada’s Salt and Light Television will premiere its latest documentary “Go and Teach: Inside the Synod on the New Evangelization” during a special viewing by the Roman Curia on Wednesday.

The event is jointly sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization and the Synod of Bishops.

The Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) brought about a revived sense of apostolic fraternity and collegiality among the world’s Bishops, which eventually led to Pope Paul VI establishing the permanent Synod of Bishops.

In October 2012, fifty years after the opening of Vatican II, the 13th Ordinary Synod of Bishops was held under Pope Benedict XVI to discuss the New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith.

For the first time two young journalists (Salt and Light producers Sebastian Gomes and Charles Le Bourgeois) were allowed inside the Synod to document the entire experience, working closely with a camera crew from Rome Reports and the Vatican Television Centre.

“Go and Teach” is a dynamic documentary that tells the story of the Catholic Church’s effort to find its identity and live out its mission in the complex global reality of the 21st century.

This 55-minute film offers many poignant interviews with the protagonists and participants in the October 2012 Synod, and tells the story of the Synod against the backdrop of the Second Vatican Council.  The documentary will air on Canada’s national Catholic television network in September 2013.

A French version of the documentary has also been produced by the French language department of Salt and Light Television.

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