Ahiara, 19 August, 2022 / 3:02 pm (ACI Africa).
There is need for Catholic journalists in Africa and around the globe to live their identity as Catholics, the President of the African region of the World Catholic Association for Communication, SIGNIS Africa, has said.
Fr. Walter Chikwendu Ihejirika who was addressing delegates of the Sixth SIGNIS World Congress 2022 on Tuesday, August 16 at Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea, urged Catholic journalists to remain focused on the mission of the Church despite technological challenges.
“We should not be afraid to live who we are, to live our identity as Catholics partly because one of the problems we have sometimes is that we feel that the outside identity is better than our own and we tend to move out of our identity in order to wear the gap of other realities,” Fr. Ihejirika said during the second day of the August 15-19 Congress.
He emphasized the need for Catholic journalists “to be Catholic, remain who we are and try to do the job we are to do as Catholic journalists or communicators.”
For instance, the President of SIGNIS Africa went on to say, “We should not be afraid to say that the Church is not old because the message of the Catholic Church remains perennial.”