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Kannada becomes 53rd language of Vatican Media

Kannada becomes 53rd language of Vatican Media

Mangalore Today News Network

Bengaluru, Apr 03, 2024: Vatican News has announced the inclusion of Kannada as its 53rd language, making news accessible to millions of speakers in India through its web portal. The initiative is a result of collaboration between the Dicastery for Communication and the Archdiocese of Bangalore in Karnataka.



Archbishop Peter Machado of Bangalore expressed his delight at the launch of Kannada pages on the Vatican News platform. He emphasized the significance of having news about the Pope, the Vatican, the universal Church, and the world available in Kannada for the local Church in Karnataka. Archbishop Machado thanked Pope Francis for his focus on synodality and bringing the Church to the peripheries, stating that the faithful would benefit from reading these articles.

Dr. Paolo Ruffini, the Prefect of the Holy See’s Dicastery for Communication, highlighted the addition of Kannada as a tribute to the culture of 35 million Indians. He emphasized the importance of authentic communication and collaboration with the Catholic community to serve the people.

Andrea Tornielli, Editorial Director of Vatican Media, emphasized the decision to add Kannada to Vatican Radio – Vatican News as a service to millions of Indians who speak the language. He stated that this decision confirms their commitment to serving the universal Church and strengthening ties between Rome and the world.

Massimiliano Menichetti, Head of Vatican Radio – Vatican News, reflected on the Church’s journey in using communication to spread the Christian proclamation. He noted the significance of new technologies in reaching a wider audience and expressed the team’s commitment to continue spreading the Good News through platforms like Vatican News in Kannada.

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