Urgent Accreditation Information from the Pontifical Council for Social Communications

Urgent Accreditation Information  
From the Pontifical Council for Social Communications  

VATICAN CITY  
October 2, 2003  
PROT. N. 4247/2003/AV  

We are sending you this general e-mail message which contains important information and guidelines regarding audiovisual accreditations for film crews and photographers coming to the Vatican for the October celebrations of the beatification of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the 25th anniversary of the Pontificate of Pope John Paul II and the creation of new cardinals. Our Pontifical Council for Social Communications is the Vatican office which has as one its duties the issuance of permissions or accreditations for audio-visual coverage of ceremonies or visits taking place in the Vatican and its extraterritorial properties.  

Information on the Celebrations of the 25th Anniversary of the Election of Pope John Paul II, the Beatification of Mother Teresa of Calcutta and the creation of new cardinals: October 14-21, 2003  

To facilitate communication with you please visit our web info page at http://www.vatican.va Just click on the word NEWS and then AV CREDENTIALS. Here you will find the latest news and instructions regarding audiovisual accreditations.  

Given the extraordinary number of audio-visual requests we cannot allow special visits for videotaping or photographing inside Vatican City during this time.  

October 9, 2003, is the deadline for audiovisual accreditation applications for TV crews and still photographers covering the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Pontificate of Pope John Paul II, the Beatification of Mother Teresa of Calcutta and the creation of new cardinals. If you have not already applied for accreditation, please do so now by completing the form at the following web address: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/pccs/av-pccs/form.htm?Form=Accreditation+Form

You will receive a response from us only if there are problems or questions regarding your request. Also, please note that a maximum of four people may apply for accreditation with each TV crew given the limited space available and for security reasons.  

If you have difficulties using the web form, please fax (+39 06 698 85373) or e-mail (av@pccs.va) a written request from the TV organization or photo agency along with the name(s) and title(s) of the people requiring accreditation, and a photocopy of each person ¹s passport.  

One accreditation badge valid for all the events will be issued. You may pick up your badge at the following address and times. Please bring your passport as proof of identity:  

Piazza Pio XII, 10 (ground floor)  
Attached to this e-mail message is a map showing the exact location.  
Phone: +39 06 698 71625 and +39 06 698 71580  
Fax: +39 06 698 82933  

Monday, October 13 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM closed  
Tuesday, October 14 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Wednesday, October 15 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM closed  
Thursday, October 16 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM closed  
Friday, October 17 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Saturday, October 18 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM closed  
Monday, October 20 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM closed  

Here are two web addresses for background information on the October 19th Beatification of Mother Teresa and the 25th Anniversary of the Pontificate of Pope John Paul II:  

http://www.vatican.va/news_services/liturgy/saints/ns_lit_doc_20031019_index_madre-teresa_en.html  

http://www.motherteresacause.info/  

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT RULES FOR PAPAL CEREMONIES: (Attached to this e-mail message is a photo indicating the areas described  
below)  

Before the Ceremony:  
- All accredited TV crews and photographers (each with a yellow or permanent  
badge) are permitted to photograph or videotape in Saint Peter ¹s Square up to 20 minutes before the Pope ¹s arrival. Stand-ups and interviews are also allowed. The photo below indicates the area of St. Peter ¹s Square where all this is possible.  
- 20 minutes before the Pope ¹s arrival everyone must go to the left colonnade (when facing Saint Peter ¹s Basilica) to proceed up to the roof terrace of the "Braccio di Carlo Magno" (also indicated on attached photo).  

During the Ceremony:  
- No interviews or stand-ups are allowed in and around Saint Peter ¹s Square so as not to disturb the celebration.  
- A small group or pool of still photographers (each wearing a red card  
badge) are authorized to stay in Saint Peter ¹s Square for the first few minutes of the ceremony. Afterwards, they must join the others at the Braccio di Carlo Magno rooftop terrace.  
- Photographing, videotaping and stand-ups are allowed in the indicated areas of the Braccio di Carlo Magno rooftop terrace.  

After the Ceremony:  
- Photographing, videotaping and stand-ups are allowed outside Saint Peter ¹s Square in the Via della Conciliazione area (indicated on photo below).  

General:  
All are requested to dress appropriately for the event (dark suit and necktie for men, dark dress or suit for women).  

Again, please be sure to visit www.vatican.va (NEWS / AV CREDENTIALS) for the latest updates. Thank you for your cooperation.  

Sincerely,  

Angelo Scelzo  
Undersecretary  
Pontifical Council for Social Communications  

Subscribe to Updates

Subscribe to:
Like   Back to Top   Seen 160 times   Liked 0 times

Subscribe to Updates

If you enjoyed this, why not subscribe to free email updates ?

Subscribe to News updates

Enter your email address to be notified of new posts:

Subscribe to:

Alternatively, you can subscribe via RSS RSS

‹ Return to News

We never share or sell your email address to anyone.

I've already subscribed / don't show me this again

Recent Posts

Scottish Bishops welcome Pope’s call for Synod in 2023

| 01st June 2021 | Blogging

    Scottish Bishops welcome Pope’s call for Synod in 2023 1 June 2021   Scotland’s Catholic Bishops have welcomed a call from Pope Francis for a Synod on the theme of Synodality, to be held in 2023. Commenting on the announcement, Bishop Hugh Gilbert, President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland said;   “Last Sunday the Church celebrated the Feast of Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and our Lady at the very beginning, the birthday, of the Church. We gave thanks for the gifts of the Holy Spirit that first Pentecost but also celebrated the ongoing gifts of the Holy Spirit to the Church. Mindful of these gifts the Bishops of Scotland welcome the initiative of Pope Francis to listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to the Church, to the People of God, to listen to one another, and to make that Synodal journey together of communion, participation and mission.”   Bishop Gilbert added;   “The Pope has called for a very participative process, engaging all the faithful, which will prepare for this Synod. The Bishops of Scotland welcome the Initiative for a Synodal Church: communion, participation and mission. As the principle and foundation of unity in our dioceses, the Bishops look forward to the launch of the Synodal journey, a period of consultation and discernment in our local Churches, on Sunday 17th October of this year, and preparations are now being made for that event. We ask all the faithful to pray for the success of this initiative in the life of the universal and local Church, and above all to open our hearts to the Holy Spirit and listen to the Holy Spirit speaking through all of us in the Body of Christ.”   ENDS   Peter Kearney Director Catholic Media Office 0141 221 116807968 122291 pk@scmo.org www.scmo.org   Note to Editors:   The Synodal process will conclude in Rome in October 2023....

Scottish Bishops establish a“Care of Creation Office”

| 17th May 2021 | Blogging

Scottish Bishops establish a“Care of Creation Office” Monday 17 May 2021   Scotland’s Catholic Bishops have announced their intention to set up a “Care of Creation Office” ahead of the COP26 meeting in Glasgow later this year. Commenting on the decision, Bishop William Nolan, the Bishop of Galloway and President of the National Justice & Peace Commission said:   “On Pentecost Sunday (23 May 2021) we mark the 6th anniversary of Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on care for our common home. It reminds all Catholics of their responsibilities towards one another and the world we live. Inspired by the Pope’s letter and in preparation for the COP26 conference taking place in Glasgow in November, the Bishops’ Conference has decided to set-up a “Care of Creation Office” this year.”   Bishop Nolan added:   “The Office’s aim will be to give practical advice and guidance: helping dioceses and parishes assess their carbon footprint and discern how to work towards carbon neutrality, it will be headed by Fr Gerard H Maguiness the General Secretary of the Bishops’ Conference.  God has honoured us by giving humanity the task of being a co-operator in the work of creation we hope our lives enhance and build-up that creation and pray that the meeting of world leaders in Glasgow later this year bear fruit for our planet.”   The announcement of the new office coincides with a National Pastoral letter from Scotland’s Bishops being distributed to all parishes for Pentecost Sunday (23 May 2021) on the theme of caring for creation. The letter marks the Sixth Anniversary of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter on the environment, Laudato Si’ and draws attention to the Christian message, that “we are all part of one human family and that we share a common home, means that our earth’s resources must be shared and used for the benefit of all”.   ENDS   Peter Kearney Director Catholic Media Office 0141 221 116807968 122291 pk@scmo.org www.scmo.org   Note to Editors:   The full text of the Pentecost pastoral Letter appears below:   Pastoral Letter from the Bishops of Scotland on the Sixth Anniversary of Laudato Si’ Pentecost 2021   God saw all that he had made and indeed it was very good.[1] God’s creation is a great gift to all humanity, and humanity itself is an integral part of that creation. We are blessed by having the earth for our common home. It is a place of great beauty, teeming with life of all kinds, a world full of wonderful resources which enable us not only to live but to enhance our way of life. In nature, God’s glory is revealed for all to see.[2] St Francis of Assisi was prominent among the saints in giving praise to God for the wonder of creation.[3] We have been entrusted by God with the care of the earth,[4] but sadly we have not just used the earth we have abused it. We are destroying the seas, polluting the atmosphere and consuming the abundant but limited resources of this world while neglecting the needs of our poor brothers and sisters and showing no concern for tomorrow. The earth, our common home, is given to all of humanity and its resources are not just for us to use now but to be preserved and passed on to future generations.[5] As Christians we thank God for gift of creation, but, because we have taken that gift for granted, when we look at creation as it is now we are conscious of the failings of humanity; we are conscious of the need for what the gospel calls “metanoia”,[6] not just sorrow for the abuse of creation, not just a change of heart, but a change of life and how we live our lives.[7] A very solid scientific consensus[8] tells us that human activity has brought the earth to a crisis point and that action is needed that is both urgent and deep rooted, particularly due to CO2 emissions. Governments have a responsibility to work together, and with haste, to reduce emissions to a safe level. Governments als...

Scottish Bishops establish a“Care of Creation Office”

| 17th May 2021 | Blogging

Scottish Bishops establish a“Care of Creation Office” Monday 17 May 2021   Scotland’s Catholic Bishops have announced their intention to set up a “Care of Creation Office” ahead of the COP26 meeting in Glasgow later this year. Commenting on the decision, Bishop William Nolan, the Bishop of Galloway and President of the National Justice & Peace Commission said:   “On Pentecost Sunday (23 May 2021) we mark the 5th anniversary of Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on care for our common home. It reminds all Catholics of their responsibilities towards one another and the world we live. Inspired by the Pope’s letter and in preparation for the COP26 conference taking place in Glasgow in November, the Bishops’ Conference has decided to set-up a “Care of Creation Office” this year.”   Bishop Nolan added:   “The Office’s aim will be to give practical advice and guidance: helping dioceses and parishes assess their carbon footprint and discern how to work towards carbon neutrality, it will be headed by Fr Gerard H Maguiness the General Secretary of the Bishops’ Conference.  God has honoured us by giving humanity the task of being a co-operator in the work of creation we hope our lives enhance and build-up that creation and pray that the meeting of world leaders in Glasgow later this year bear fruit for our planet.”   The announcement of the new office coincides with a National Pastoral letter from Scotland’s Bishops being distributed to all parishes for Pentecost Sunday (23 May 2021) on the theme of caring for creation. The letter marks the Sixth Anniversary of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter on the environment, Laudato Si’ and draws attention to the Christian message, that “we are all part of one human family and that we share a common home, means that our earth’s resources must be shared and used for the benefit of all”.   ENDS   Peter Kearney Director Catholic Media Office 0141 221 116807968 122291 pk@scmo.org www.scmo.org   Note to Editors:   The full text of the Pentecost pastoral Letter appears below:   Pastoral Letter from the Bishops of Scotland on the Sixth Anniversary of Laudato Si’ Pentecost 2021   God saw all that he had made and indeed it was very good.[1] God’s creation is a great gift to all humanity, and humanity itself is an integral part of that creation. We are blessed by having the earth for our common home. It is a place of great beauty, teeming with life of all kinds, a world full of wonderful resources which enable us not only to live but to enhance our way of life. In nature, God’s glory is revealed for all to see.[2] St Francis of Assisi was prominent among the saints in giving praise to God for the wonder of creation.[3] We have been entrusted by God with the care of the earth,[4] but sadly we have not just used the earth we have abused it. We are destroying the seas, polluting the atmosphere and consuming the abundant but limited resources of this world while neglecting the needs of our poor brothers and sisters and showing no concern for tomorrow. The earth, our common home, is given to all of humanity and its resources are not just for us to use now but to be preserved and passed on to future generations.[5] As Christians we thank God for gift of creation, but, because we have taken that gift for granted, when we look at creation as it is now we are conscious of the failings of humanity; we are conscious of the need for what the gospel calls “metanoia”,[6] not just sorrow for the abuse of creation, not just a change of heart, but a change of life and how we live our lives.[7] A very solid scientific consensus[8] tells us that human activity has brought the earth to a crisis point and that action is needed that is both urgent and deep rooted, particularly due to CO2 emissions. Governments have a responsibility to work together, and with haste, to reduce emissions to a safe level. Governments als...

Scottish Bishops offer support to Catholic Church in Ireland

| 28th April 2021 | Blogging

Scottish Bishops offer support to Catholic Church in Ireland   28 April 2021   Commenting on the recent decision by the Irish Government to enact restrictions which do not allow public worship, the President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, Bishop Hugh Gilbert has issued the following statement:   “As the Catholic Church in Scotland this year celebrates the 1500th Anniversary of the birth of St Columba who brought the faith from Ireland to Scotland in the 6th century, the thoughts and prayers of the Church in Scotland are now directed to our brothers and sisters in Ireland.”   “Recent developments that penalise the celebration of Holy Mass have been disturbing not only to the Irish Bishops’ Conference but also to the Bishops of Scotland. We all recognise the need for restrictions to protect the common good of all people in a pandemic but to enact legislation that criminalises those who gather to celebrate Holy Mass is indeed extreme and unjust.”   “May the strong bonds between the Catholic Church in Ireland and Scotland established by St Patrick, St Columba, the Celtic saints and the faith of our forebears reassure our brothers and sisters in Ireland that they are not alone and are always in our prayers.”   ENDS Peter Kearney Director Catholic Media Office 0141 221 116807968 122291 pk@scmo.org www.scmo.org      ...