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Church in Nigeria to launch TV channel

November 17, 2016

The Archdiocese of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, will launch a 24-hour satellite television channel in 2017, according to Nigerian media reports.

Father Patrick Alumuku, the archdiocesan director of communications, said that the station will exist “for evangelism and development of the society” and that “the story of the vibrant Church in Nigeria” will now reach other Africans “and the rest of the world.”

In 2014, Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Abuja, speaking about the television initiative, said, “Pope John Paul II himself used the media effectively to propagate the faith. It is for this reason that after having encouraged the stability of our archdiocesan newspaper, I now wish to support the growth of our new archdiocesan media project.”

 
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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Nov. 17, 2016 2:52 PM ET USA

    Hearty applause! The Nigerians are showing the world again about how serious they are in leading the Church. God bless the African Church.