CATHOLIC MEDIA SHOULD BE A SALT IN UGANDA

By Francis Jjunju

Catholic Media is challenged to stand unique in the media world in disseminating information that gives a sense of hope, sanity and happiness.

The Chairman Social Communications Commission Uganda Episcopal Conference also the Bishop of Lira Diocese Rt. Rev. Joseph Franzelli while addressing the staff of Radio Sapientia said Radio Sapientia a Catholic Radio must be seen evangelizing the body and soul especially in Uganda where sense of belonging, morality, love and fear of God are getting slippery.

Bishop Franzelli said social strife in some areas caused due to land wrangles, leaders, famine and draught all pose a challenge to Ugandans and it’s the Church through its media to advise and direct such communities to embrace God.

He also emphasized the use of the Pope Francis’ messages the one on environmental protection, joy of love, help to the refugees and needy and now the lent message that challenge society not to glorify money than  humanity in the programs for people to learn, which is part of evangelization.

Bishop Franzelli had led the governing board of Radio Sapientia to an evening social with the entire staff of Radio Sapintia acknowledging their contribution that the Radio is now far better than it was in the past years under the current Managing Director Rev. Fr. Eustachius Lwemalika.

Radio Sapientia 94.4FM a Catholic founded commercial radio station was started by the Uganda Episcopal Conference as the mouth piece of the Catholic Bishops of Uganda in 2001 and broadcasts mainly in two languages English and Luganda and its located at the Uganda Catholic Secretariat Nsambya a suburb of Kampala.