Catholic Church in Malawi urges use of the modern media technologies

Catholics in the world are commemorating 49th World Communications Day and in Malawi, the celebration of World Communication Sunday takes place during the last Sunday of July every year. This year, Malawi is celebrating the day on Sunday, 26 July.

Bishop Mtumbuka:  Use the modern media technologies
Bishop Mtumbuka: Use the modern media technologies

The Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) communications officer Prince Henderson has said Bishop Martin Mtumbuka, Chairperson for the Communications Commiasion in his message for the day has since challenged Catholic Communicators and the youth to effectively use the modern media technologies.

A member from the Association of Catholic Journalist, Augustine Mulomole has also described the day as crucial to the Malawi Catholic Communicators.

In a message to all the Christian faithful, the Bishops of Malawi re- echoed Pope Francis’ message on the importance of the family.  Pope Francis’ message for the 49 World Communication Sunday is entitled, “Communicating the Family: A Privileged Place of Encounter with the Gift of Love.”

The Malawian Bishops’ message signed by Karonga Diocese Bishop, Martin Mtumbuka urges the appropriate use of electronic gadgets in families and even among priests and the religious.

According to the message, Electronic or Information technology must be used to enhance family life and to communicate the Gospel.

“Communication is crucial in the life of the Church because, as a family of God, members must learn to be in communion with one another. This is the reason why every Christian must inculcate within oneself an attitude of communicating the Good News with whatever IT gadgets available for his or her use,” the Bishops’ statement reads in part.

Bishop Mtumbuka is the Bishop Chair for Social Communications at the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM).

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6 years ago

I don’t think this article is saying what is contained in the Pope’s message especially the use of modern technologies within the family and how this has affected relationships. Please do not misquote my POPE and my Bishops.

6 years ago

God have mercy

6 years ago

Read the full message that has being explained by the bishop’s. the message in here falls short of all that has been written. By the paper and study the message before you talk no sense about the message you have not read.

6 years ago

Well explained Bishop

Mpafuuuuu wathawa ndi chikwama

Instead of telling us whether the Pope has changed the commandments or whether it is just a mere fabrication inu mabishop mwangoti pheeeee why? Simuwerenga internet kodi?

6 years ago

What about family in terms of electronic explain more on pop’s ideology!

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