On October 14-16, 2016, the Archdiocese of Olinda, Recife, and of the North-East region, the Brazilian Bishops Conference (CNBB) held the 6th Brazilian Mutirão of Communication (Muticom), at the Catholic University of Pernambuco (Unicap).
The culminating moment of the encounter was the solemn entrance of the image of Our Lady Aparecida, carried by representative of the 21 dioceses that comprise the Region, distributed in: Alagoas, Pernambuco, Paraíba, and North Rio Grande. The special participation of the northeastern poet, Antonio Marinho, who through music and poetry, rendered homage to the mourned Dom Helder Camara, patron of the manifestation.
The theme, “The Culture of Encounter and the New Forms of Communication for Social Change” was presented by the great communicators of the area and guests. The opening presentation was made by Bianka Carvalho, journalist of the network Globo-Nordeste.
As programmed, the second day offered the participants seminars and workshops on some themed proposals: Radio, the art of speaking through radio waves; the social and digital media; a new culture and new possibilities of encounter; journalistic text and photographs for the Internet; Photography and Citizenship: a look at the invisible; communication in catechesis: theater, film, social media, and stories; the art of public speaking; the collection of funds and publicity for events; digital pastoral on the Web; the spirituality of the communicator.
Fr. Leomar Brustolin, Auxiliary Bishop of Porto Alegre, gathered seminarians, priests, and bishops for a conversation on Liturgy as the art of communicating the sacred. In the organization of the event, there was also a conversation with Gerson Camarotti, journalist of Globo News, and with Professor and Doctor Sbardelotto Mosè, who mediated the sub-theme: “Culture of Encounter in the Missionary, Political, and Social Dimension”.
On the evening of the second day of activities, the participants gathered at St. Isabel Theater where they assisted at a musical show of dances and songs that expressed the culture of the Northeast. On the last day, the presentation was made by Bishop Leomar on the theme: “Communication in the Liturgy”. He captured the attention of the communicators who felt questioned on how to communicate the faith in the third millennium.
The event in the Northeastern capital was attended by more than 500 people between religious, seminarians, priests, Bishops, and those responsible for Pastoral and Communications of the North East II Region.
In 2018, Muticom will take place in the capital of forró, Caruaru.