Garoua, 14 October, 2020 / 8:19 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic communicators in Cameroon have been urged to play the gate-keeping role, taking note of the events in society and striving to guard the people of God against evil in collaboration with their respective Local Ordinaries.
“Today, the Catholic communicator must defend the Church against the forces of evil. He/she must know how to play the watchdog role with his Bishop in order to know when to speak and what message to send to the public,” the Chairman of the Social Communications Commission of the National Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (NECC), Bishop Sosthène Léopold Bayemi said Tuesday, October 13.
Speaking at the start of the third national forum of Catholic communicators in Cameroon, Bishop Bayemi noted that “the Catholic communicator, like the prophet of the Old Testament, is sent to speak to the people, to make known to them the concern and the ́love that God has for them.”
“The Catholic communicator, using the new media, whose importance is no longer in doubt today, becomes for many people the main means of information and training; he/she guides and inspires individual, family and social behavior,” the Cameroonian Prelate said at the beginning of the five-day national forum taking place in the Archdiocese of Garoua, in the Northern region of Cameroon.