By Jerome-Mario Utomi
This particular piece stemmed from a new awareness gained while reflecting on the message by His Holiness, Pope Francis, to mark the 2021 World Communication Day which was celebrated on Sunday May 16. As we know, the celebration was established by Pope Paul VI in 1967 as an annual celebration on the Sunday before Pentecost day to, among other aims, encourage media professionals and stakeholders reflect on the opportunities and challenges that the modern means of social communication (the press, motions pictures, radio, television and the internet) afford the Church to communicate the gospel message.
Essentially, given that the celebration/message is from the Pope, the Spiritual head of the Catholic Churches across the world, coupled with the fact that it was ‘purely and squarely’ faith-based celebration, it may be reasonable to argue that of what importance will the message/celebration be to media professionals and other stakeholders who are…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper