Who we are?
Aleteia (aleteia.org) is an on-line publication that provides daily content in seven languages -English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and Polish.
The Aleteia sites offer an integrated mix of religious and lifestyle content that promotes a Christian way of living while remaining free of ideological influences. We seek to help readers become better informed in the life of faith, and better engaged with the faith in every aspect of their busy lives.
With some 200,000 subscribers to our newsletter and nearly 2 million fans on Facebook, Aleteia’s worldwide reach surpasses 10 million unique visitors a month, and is continually growing.
Since its launch in 2013, the initiative has been supported by the Foundation for Evangelization through the Media (FEM), which began in Rome in 2011. The Foundation was created to promote the Church’s presence in the media and is currently chaired by H.S.H Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein.
In July 2015, the Média-Participations Group became Aleteia’s industrial operator. Média-Participations is a European media group specializing in publishing (with more than 40 publishers), the printing industry (10 magazines), audiovisual production, and websites.
Since then, Aleteia has developed a new editorial strategy focused primarily on information and lifestyle content.
Links with the Church
Aleteia is an initiative launched by lay Catholics in collaboration with the Pontifical Council for Social Communications and the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization. Its editorial work has been developed in line with the magisterium of Pope Francis, and in a spirit of collaboration with the Holy See’s Secretariat for Communications. Furthermore, episcopal conferences, religious orders and several religious communities are among the members of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Evangelization through the Media (FEM).
President, General Director – Pierre-Marie Dumont (Paris)
Executive Vice-President, Editorial Director – Jesús Colina (Rome)
Executive Vice-President, Director of Strategy and Marketing – Jason Deal (Los Angeles)
General Secretary, Caroline de Plas (Paris)
Communications and International Relations – Silvia Costantini (Rome)
Editorial Team (English)
Editor-in-Chief: Elizabeth Scalia
Managing Editor: Zelda Caldwell
Content Editor: Kathleen N. Hattrup
News Editor: John Burger
Art Director: Jeffrey Bruno
Writers: Diane Montagna (Rome) Zoe Romanowsky, Philip Kosloski
Layout: Kat Ruddy
Editorial Assistant: J-P Mauro
Contributors: Deacon Greg Kandra, Fr. Robert McTeigue, S.J., David Mills, Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble, fsp, Katrina Fernandez
Editors of the international editions
Arabic: Tony Assaf
French: Alexandre Meyer
Italian: Mirko Testa
Polish: Anna Sosnowska
Portuguese: Alexandre Ribeiro
Spanish: Inma Alvarez
Aleteia has offices in Paris, Rome, New York, Los Angeles, Valencia, Mexico, Sao Paulo, Beirut and Warsaw.
Aleteia is a for-profit offshoot of the Foundation for Evangelization through the Media (FEM, a non-profit foundation). The initial capital was provided by private investors who adhere to the spiritual goals of the project.
What is Aleteia?
Aleteia in ancient Greek – alètheia – signifies that which is shown, published, in truth. It is truthful information completely opposite to its two rivals, dissimulation and misinformation.
In its moral sense, Aleteia expresses fidelity, sincerity and loyalty; our journalists inform in a loyal and faithful manner, reporting the facts without indulging in polemics or ideological “spin.”
In the Gospels the term ‘Aleteia’ designates a word as being absolutely true, that we can trust in with certitude—in this case, the Word of God that revealed and incarnated itself for us men and for our salvation. As Jesus himself said: ‘Ego eimai e aleteia,’ or ‘I am the truth.’ And he said to Christians that they are blessed, ‘En te aleteia,’ in the truth.
From this evangelical perspective, Aleteia’s mission consists of publishing the truth of God, man, and of their relationship to the four corners of the internet. And just as to convert is ‘to reach an understanding of the truth,’ Aleteia has an important mission in the work of the new evangelization.