Words and silence: the relationship between Benedict XVI and the media

The relationship between Benedict XVI and the media could be called both tense and intense. In the following pages, I analyze four episodes especially demonstrative of this relationship: the publication of The Ratzinger Report (1985), the controversial Regensburg Address (2006), the subsequent Papal...

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Published in:Church, Communication and Culture
Main Author: Blanco, Pablo
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Taylor & Francis [2018]
In:Church, Communication and Culture
Year: 2018, Volume: 3, Issue: 2, Pages: 87-105
Further subjects:B Benedict XVI
B Ratzinger
B Silence
B Social Networks
B Controversy
B word
B Truth
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Summary:The relationship between Benedict XVI and the media could be called both tense and intense. In the following pages, I analyze four episodes especially demonstrative of this relationship: the publication of The Ratzinger Report (1985), the controversial Regensburg Address (2006), the subsequent Papal visit to Turkey and the 2010 visit to the United Kingdom-this last one ending, ironically, on an idyllic note. By examining these events, we can better understand Benedict XVI's reflections about the media and social networks, and the necessary relationship between reason, word, silence and truth.
ISSN:2375-3242
Contains:Enthalten in: Church, Communication and Culture
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1080/23753234.2018.1478228