Italy – A new award for Fr Giuseppe Costa, SDB, for his book "Girovagando tra cronache ed eventi. Quarant’anni di giornalismo"

18 September 2023

(ANS – Naples) –  The Archbishop of Naples, Domenico Battaglia, presided over the award ceremony of the 11th edition of the Cardinal Michele Giordano Award on Saturday 16 September 2023, The award is promoted by the Order of Journalists of Campania, and took place in the Basilica of Our Lady of Good Counsel. Awardees included Fr Giuseppe Costa, Co-spokesperson for the Salesian Congregation, for his book "Girovagando tra cronache ed eventi. Quarant’anni di giornalismo" [Wandering among chronicles and events. Forty years of journalism], published by Nemapress.

After receiving the award dedicated to the memory of Cardinal Giordano, for 19 years at the head of the Neapolitan archdiocese, Fr Costa took the floor to thank the jury for the recognition and, starting from the theme developed through his book – a collection of articles that are best practices for those who want to learn the journalist's profession – he hoped for a “less precarious” set of circumstances for Catholic publishing, and called for a new season of creativity and audacity.

The following were also awarded during the ceremony,: Andrea Tornielli, Editorial Director of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication for his “Vita di Gesù” [Life of Jesus]; Fr Vittorio Trani, chaplain of the Regina Coeli prison in Rome, for his “Come è in cielo, così sia in terra”[On earth, as it is in heaven]; and Fabio Bolzetta, journalist with Tv2000, for “La Chiesa nel digitale” [The Church in the digital world]; in addition to Fabio Marchese Ragona, Vaticanist with Mediaset, for “Luca Attanasio”; and to Presbyterian pastor Marcelo Figueroa, for his “Le diversità reconciliate” [Differences reconciled]. Finally, together with Fr Costa’s book, a special mention was also given to “Il Sinodo fra le macerie” [The Synod among the ruins], by Fr Armando Sannino, a professor at the Pontifical Lateran University.


ANS - “Agenzia iNfo Salesiana” is a on-line almost daily publication, the communication agency of the Salesian Congregation enrolled in the Press Register of the Tibunal of Rome as n 153/2007.

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