Port Harcourt, 27 November, 2021 / 9:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Catholic Bishops in Nigeria are set to introduce “a coordinated media” training that would be realized in Parishes and other Catholic institutions, the National Director of Social Communications in the West African nation has said.
In a report shared with ACI Africa Wednesday, November 24, Fr. Michael Umoh says the initiative seeks to reach out to pastoral agents in Nigeria with capacity building in the “appropriate use of media”.
The initiative is expected “to develop a system that will facilitate a coordinated media education training for all Catholics in Nigeria, and particularly among all pastoral agents,” Fr. Umoh says.
The Nigerian Priest who was addressing SIGNIS members during the 2021 SIGNIS National Convention held in Port-Harcourt further said, “This goal is informed by the overwhelming importance of media education today for the mission.”
Making reference to the Vatican’s document tilted, “The church and the Internet”, Fr. Umoh said, “People in leadership positions in all sectors of the church need to understand the media, apply this understanding in formulating pastoral plans for social communications together with concrete policies and programs in this area, and make appropriate use of media. And against this background, media education is the key.”