'The Church Up Close': ‘Witness’ writer in Rome

2010-08-31 00:00

A WITNESS writer has won a partial scholarship to attend a course on covering the Roman Catholic Church to be held in Italy.

Julia Denny-Dimitriou will attend a seminar, called “The Church Up Close: Covering Catholicism in the Age of Benedict XVI”, at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.

Organised by the School of Church Communications, the seminar is designed to provide journalists who write about religion with tools to strengthen their coverage of the Roman Catholic Church.

The organisers have promised particular attention to the recent media controversies surrounding the sexual-abuse scandals in the Church. The seminar will also feature on-site visits with officials and veteran Vatican correspondents.

Denny-Dimitriou will join 30 other journalists from around the world.

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