AFRICA/KENYA - Catholic media promoters of the Gospel

Monday, 20 May 2019


Nakuru (Agenzia Fides) - "In our role as communicators of Catholic media we must ask three key questions: what does our Catholic communication consist of; what are the results; what challenges do Christian and Catholic media of the world meet?", said Mgr. Maurice Muhatia Makumba, Bishop of Nakuru, during the recent celebrations for World Social Communications Day in the diocese of Nakuru.
The Bishop invited all Catholic media professionals to use their opportunities as communicators of the Gospel. "We must be aware that the content of Christian communication comes from Jesus Christ, revolves around him, without him our communication of Christians is empty and has no meaning", explains Muhatia.
"The Church encourages us to embrace the modern means of communication in order to spread the Gospel, wants us to amplify our voices so that the message of the Gospel reaches the greatest possible number of people. This should be the result of the means of Catholic communication".
Mgr. Muhatia expressed gratitude for the fact that the Catholic Church has fully accepted the use of modern means of communication, and has brought for example the two Catholic radio stations, "Radio Amani" and "Radio Umoja", of the diocese of Nakuru . "The content of our communication should be a message of truth and renewal. We live in a world hostile to the truth and each one of you, must recognize that you are an important tool for spreading this truth".
Regarding the challenges faced by Catholic media professionals, the Bishop urged them to remain firm in their convictions so as not to be influenced and discouraged by difficulties. The aim of the event was the celebration of the results obtained by the Social Communications in the diocese. (AP) (Agenzia Fides, 20/5/2019)