RISU blogger to take part in Vatican meeting
Bogdan Pankevych, one of the first RISU bloggers, was invited to participate in the forum of Catholic bloggers, which will be held on May 2 in Rome.
A meeting for bloggers will take place in Rome on the afternoon of Monday, May 2. The purpose of the meeting, which is being organized by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, is to develop a dialogue between bloggers and church representatives, to listen to the experiences of those who are actively involved in this area, and to achieve a greater understanding of the needs of the community. At the meeting there will also be presentations of some of the initiatives to engage in new media practitices.
The meeting will take place on the day after the beatification of Pope John Paul II in order to take advantage of the likely presence in Rome of many bloggers. The invitation was open to all, but bloggers who wish to attend need to apply by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org and sending a link to their blog. As space is limited to 150 seats and there is a desire to have a representation of the entire blogosphere, entrance passes and further details will be distributed with a view to the diversity of language and geography, typology of blogs.
Bogdan Pankevych is a member of the Lviv City Council (Republican Christian Party), the Honorary Consul of Netherlands in Lviv, an active public figure, a member of Univska group (think tank creating strategies for the development of Lviv), and an active blogger writing on religion.