Abuja, 03 July, 2021 / 8:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese has challenged Catholic Directors for social communications in the West African nation to show authenticity and practice a journalism that contributes toward unity rather than division and conflict.
“You know, the voices on social media are largely not authentic. So, you must strive to convey the naked truth to society and practice unifying journalism,” Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama has been quoted as saying.
In a report published by Vatican News Wednesday, June 30, Archbishop Kaigama who was speaking at a three-day media workshop organized by the National Directorate of Social Communications and Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) in Abuja encouraged Catholic journalists to reach out to ordinary people and report about their respective experiences.
“While Bishops speak from the altar in Church, you are the foot soldiers of the Church because you must go out to encounter the people and report about their plight as it truly is,” the Nigerian Archbishop said, challenging Catholic communicators to be the voice of the less privileged in the society.
“The poor must also find space in your front pages,” Archbishop Kaigama emphasized, sentiments that the Auxiliary Bishop of Nigeria’s Onitsha Archdiocese, Denis Chidi Isizoh, echoed.