Abuja, 01 February, 2022 / 9:35 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of the Holy See’s Dicastery for Communications has lauded Catholic Bishops in Nigeria for spearheading Communications Week (ComWEEK), a program that seeks to promote media literacy in Catholic Parishes all over the West African country.
In a Saturday, January 28 report, the prefect of the Dicastery for Communications, Dr. Paolo Ruffini, commends Catholic Bishops in Nigeria for the initiative, saying that it is an advancement in “media formation for missionary discipleship and for responsible citizenship in a democratic dispensation.”
“We receive with great joy the news that the Catholic Bishops of Nigeria have unanimously endorsed the introduction of a media literacy program in all parishes in the country within the context of the Communications Week celebration in May 2022,” Dr. Ruffini is quoted as saying in the report shared with ACI Africa.
The expressions of appreciation are said to be contained in a letter dated January 19 and addressed to the National Director of Social Communications, Fr Michael Nsikak Umoh. The letter also acknowledges the relationship between media literacy and the ongoing Synod on Synodality, the January 28 report indicates.
In the letter, the prefect of the Dicastery for Communications notes that revolution in the communications media and information represents “a great and thrilling challenge.”