AMERICA/MEXICO - On line "Radio Veritas", a Catholic station for the Chiapas area

Monday, 21 January 2013

San Cristobal de las Casas (Agenzia Fides) - Radio Veritas, a Catholic radio station in San Cristobal de las Casas, in the Mexican state of Chiapas, was able to obtain legal authorization of the Federal Commission of Telecommunications (COFETEL) for the installation and operation. It is not easy to have such a permit, even if since December 19, 2012 there are 23 broadcasters throughout Mexico which have received permission to transmit in frequency modulation (FM).
According to the letter received by Fides Agency, Radio Veritas intends to convey " humanist, art content, music, voices and new thoughts of the highest level." The station's signal will be transmitted via the Internet. Its headquarters is located in the heart of the city of San Cristobal de las Casas. In November 2012, when the new headquarters of the radio was inaugurated, the Bishop of the city, His Exc. Mgr. Felipe Arizmendi, urged the members and employees of the station to "be faithful communicators of the truth which is Christ, because the truth will make us free." In this area of Mexico the radio has always been a very effective tool to reach a widespread population. (CE) (Agenzia Fides 21/01/2013)