2022 Annual Report

Urbi et Orbi Communications

Dear Friend,

Since the founding of Urbi et Orbi Communications 30 years ago in 1993, Urbi’s focus on unity has been clear. We began with our flagship project, Inside the Vatican magazine, whose aim was, and still is, to bring Catholics together through independent, bold, honest and balanced journalism. Within a few years, other projects followed, all having a singular focus, unity.

In 2021, Urbi launched our Unitas: Come, Rebuild My Church initiative because we felt called to look ahead while building upon 30 years of work. This new initiative does not deviate from our focus on unity, nor have we added any new projects since its inception; it simply provides a unified framework for the work we have done and are continuing to do now and as we move into the future.

You are a part of an important and historic movement towards unity – and part of the only lay group working at the highest levels with the clergy in our Catholic Church and in the Orthodox churches. At the same time, we are bringing together the laity in both Churches who have a common bond – a heart and mind for unity.

Thank you for joining us in this important mission as we heed Christ’s call “that all may all be one.”

Deborah B. Tomlinson
Executive Director | Urbi et Orbi Communications