Catholic media practitioners to discuss its role in nation building at national convention

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The Catholic Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (CAMPAN), has said that it would convene a national convention to discuss the role of the Catholic media in nation building.

This is contained in a statement signed by the National President of CAMPAN, Messrs Patrick Osu and Tony Agbugba, the Chairman of the Lagos Archdiocesan CAMPAN.

According to the statement, CAMPAN is an assemblage of journalists working in the various secular and Catholic church-based media organisations across the country.

The statement said that the national convention, which is slated for Aug. 2 to Aug. 5, would hold at the Clementine Hall of Lumen Christi Resort in Lekki, Lagos.

It says that the convention will start with a mass at SS Philip and James Catholic Church, Lekki and Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Adewale Martins, will be the chief celebrant.

Bishop Denis Isizoh, the Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Onitsha and the Episcopal Chairman for Social Communications, will deliver a keynote address that will focus on the theme.

Rev. Fr Christian Anyanwu, National Director of Social Communications at the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria will talk on “’The Catholic Church and the Communications Apostolate in Nigeria: An overview’’.

The chairman and founder of Lumen Christi Television, Prince Soji Olagunju, will talk on “Faith-based media as catalyst for citizens’ formation and reintegration’’.

Rev. Fr Patrick Alumuku, a former presenter of news at the African Desk at the Vatican Radio, Rome, will talk on “Signis Nigeria and the Communications Apostolate: The past, the present and the future’’.

“Signis is the umbrella body in the Catholic Church that coordinates the activities of the Association of Religious and Diocesan Directors of Social Communication.

“Catholic media practitioners, Catholic artistes and entertainers association, Catholic online publishers and Catholic lecturers in tertiary institutions.” (NAN)

 

Jul. 30, 2018 @ 18:45 GMT |

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