Accra, 27 July, 2022 / 9:40 pm (ACI Africa).
The Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Communications has challenged Catholic Bishops in Africa to voice their initiatives taken at the grassroots beyond their respective Episcopal Sees to the “globalized world”.
In his Tuesday, July 26 goodwill message to delegates of the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) in Ghana’s capital city, Accra, Dr. Paolo Ruffini said the people of God across the globe have interest in what Catholic Bishops in Africa are doing in their respective Dioceses; he called for “increased collaboration” with Vatican media platforms, including radio and social media forums.
Dr. Ruffini said he was “pleased to remind” Catholic Bishops in Africa that the “globalized world needs to hear about you too, and about what you are doing as a local church in your various dioceses.”
He invited SECAM members to tap into the various media forums of the Holy See, saying, “I would like to make a call for increased collaboration, increased cooperation and increased networking.”
“Through the radio, through the web, through social media we can build a system with the mission of feeding the word of truth, based on the experience of Pentecost – interwoven with the spirit of sharing instead of the one of Babel,” the Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Communication said in his July 26 goodwill message at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Conference Center.