Oyo, 05 December, 2021 / 9:06 pm (ACI Africa).
Bishop Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo of Nigeria’s Oyo Diocese who was appointed a member of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication on December 3 has said that he will seek, in his “own modest way”, to foster a pastoral dynamism that brings the people of God together “through the media of communication”.
In an interview with ACI Africa a day after his appointment to the Dicastery that was established in July 2015 became public, Bishop Badejo further said he hopes to learn from his service at the Vatican entity in view of promoting pastoral communication in Africa.
By this appointment, he said, “I want to contribute in my own modest way to the bringing the people of God closer to becoming a dynamic pastoral entity that is recognizable by love, solidarity, faith and joy especially through the media of communication.”
“I believe that the Church’s message and mission are by no means antiquated or outmoded under any circumstance and will fulfill the salvation objective if they are serviced by the appropriate methods, means and tools of relationship and communication,” the Nigerian Bishop further said during the December 4 interview.
“I also hope to be able to enhance pastoral communication in the Church in Africa from the experience of service at the dicastery,” the Catholic Bishop who has been at the helm of the Pan African Episcopal Committee for Social Communications (CEPACS) since 2015 added.