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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