Saturday, January 19, 2008

Fr. Bernardo Cervellera

Inside the Vatican has been sending out profiles of its selection of "Top 10 people of the year." One of these is Fr. Bernardo Cervellera, editor of the daily news service Asia News. Latest Newsflash - Inside the Vatican Magazine
It means that AsiaNews articles on Asian ecclesial communities allow those outside of Asia to share and know the fate and mission of their sister communities on the continent. Thus, information becomes a means of communion for them.

The transition to a website of daily news in three languages has borne fruit. Today the agency's news reports are distributed by many other sites and media: from the BBC to al-Jazeera, from The New York Times to The South China Morning Post, from The Times to The National Catholic Register, to Avvenire, Il Giornale, Corriere della Sera, and La Repubblica.

There is also daily collaboration with Catholic and Protestant sites, including Catholic World News, Zenit, ICN, Christians Today, Christian Science Monitor, and also Inside the Vatican. Thanks to the republication of AsiaNews' reports by press agencies and newspapers, AsiaNews articles are reaching all parts of the globe. According to a study by the UCAN news agency, AsiaNews is the Catholic agency most cited by Catholic websites in China along with Vatican Radio, and this despite the fact that Chinese authorities often block it.

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