Nairobi, 18 July, 2020 / 2:07 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP), which brings together Catholic journalists in both the Catholic Church communications and those practicing journalism in secular media outlets have pledged their support for the English Africa Service of the Vatican Radio as the Rome-based media house celebrates 70 years of broadcasting on the continent.
In a statement shared with ACI Africa on Friday, July 17, the UCAP leadership says the members of the association were committed to Vatican radio’s endeavor to evangelize the world.
“The Executive Council of the Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP) congratulates Vatican Radio on its 70th anniversary of English Service broadcast to Africa. This is not a mean feat at all,” the leadership of the union say in the July 16 statement.
“As Catholic journalists and indeed all journalists of goodwill in Africa, we pledge to continue working closely with Vatican Radio and support the Holy See, through its Dicastery for Communication in its endeavor to evangelize the world through the media,” UCAP leadership adds in the statement signed by the union President, George Sunguh.
In the statement, Mr. Sunguh hails the radio service, which he says had taken root in Africa at an opportune moment.