Decree 36: “The Vatican Radio Station,” General Congregation 31 (1966)

The following decree echoes a sentiment the delegates of the 31st General Congregation of the Society of Jesus expressed in a previous decree, namely the recognition of the apostolic importance of mass media. Here, the delegates discuss the Vatican Radio Station, entrusted to the Jesuits by the pope since the radio’s establishment in 1931. The decree calls for the station to have “the most suitable personnel and means” and for the superior general to “take prompt and effective care” of the station and its “special objective.”

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Since the operation of the Vatican Radio Station was entrusted to the Society in a particular way by the Holy Father, it should be helped with the most suitable personnel and means so that it can achieve its special objective. The General Congregation asks Father General to undertake such studies as seem useful in order that he may take prompt and effective care of the matter.



Original Source (English translation):

Jesuit Life & Mission Today: The Decrees & Accompanying Documents of the 31st35th General Congregations of the Society of Jesus, ed. John W. Padberg. St. Louis, Mo.: Institute of Jesuit Sources, 2009, General Congregation 31, Decree 36, “The Vatican Radio Station,” pg. 187 [604].

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