Vatican Journalist to hold Catholic Media workshops in SA     

f vatican survey 131105The Jesuit Institute South Africa and Radio Veritas are proud to be partnering in bringing Rome-based Vatican/Catholic Church journalist Robert Mickens to South Africa in March 2017.

Mickens is currently editor of La Croix International, an online English version of the eminent French Catholic daily La Croix. He was founding editor of Global Pulse Magazine, launched in 2014 by the Union of Catholic Asian News (UCAN) in collaboration with La Croix and Commonweal. He writes the popular “Letter from Rome” each week, which he produced for over a decade as Rome correspondent for the international Catholic paper, The Tablet. He also worked eleven years (1989-2000) at Vatican Radio as a journalist, producer and on-air presenter. And he has long been a Vatican-affairs analyst for the BBC in the United Kingdom, ABC in Australia and National Public Radio (NPR) in the United States, as well as an occasional columnist for National Catholic Reporter. Born in Toledo, Ohio in 1964, he has lived in Rome since 1986. He studied philosophy at the Benedictine-run St Meinrad College in Indiana and theology at the Jesuit-run Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

Mickens will speak publicly, in Johannesburg, on the following days:

  • Sunday, 5 March 2017, 11h00 at Holy Trinity in Braamfontein
  • Monday, 6 March 2017, 19h30 at Immaculate Conception, Rosebank
  • Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 19h00 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Queenswood, Pretoria

In addition to these, there will be a roundtable for Catholic’s in the Media - to dialogue with him and have a conversation - on 7 March 2017 at 10h00 at the Paulines Multimedia Centre in Kensington, Johannesburg.
Mickens will also speak in Cape Town on the 8 & 9th of March. Details of his visit to Cape Town are still being finalised.

We look forward to having as many Catholics in the media as possible present. Mickens could also be a wonderful resource person as he has experience in radio, print and

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact Radio Veritas or the Jesuit Institute.

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