Míriam Díez and Alba Sabaté authors of a new article on religion and digitalization

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The director and deputy director of the Blanquerna Observatory on Media, Religion and Culture, Míriam Díez Bosch and Alba Sabaté Gauxachs, and together with José María Albalad Aiguabella, PhD in communication from the University of San Jorge de Zaragoza, have jointly published a new academic article in MDPI. Titled “Coronavirus-Driven Digitalization of In-Person Communities. Analysis of the Catholic Church Online Response in Spain during the Pandemic”, this research addresses the digitalization that brought the pandemic and how it has affected religious communities, focusing on the Catholic Church in Spain.

“In Spain, since the lockdown established by the government in March 2020, the Catholic Church has reinvented its activity, as all the churches and other places of worship have been closed. This constituted a considerable challenge, considering the history and dynamics of the institution. This paper aims to analyze how Catholicism, as one of the most consolidated offline communities, reworked its communication, going online in a matter of days.”

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