To commemorate the 57th World Day of social communication, the Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza, announced that Radio Maria will soon hit the airwaves.
Bishop Dami Mamza made this known to Journalists during a mass held at St. Joseph Catholic Church Damilu-Jimeta, said Radio Maria will be owned by the Catholic Diocese of Yola.
He cautioned Journalists to operate within the confine of the ethics of the profession and desist from writing stories that can bring chaos to society in an attempt to favor someone.
Bishop Mamza however, advised Journalists not to be afraid in proclaiming the news that is full of truth, even in an uncomfortable atmosphere.
He appealed to parents to caution their wards on using social media, noting that the platform has advantages and disadvantages.
“Speaking with the heart is very important, especially in a place where there is war or hostility, media should communicate with truth and heart, adding that everybody is a key stakeholder in terms of communication,” he said.
The Bishop, who appreciated media practitioners in Adamawa state for partnering with him in the past 12 years in proclaiming the gospel of the Lord, calls for sustenance.
Reading pope Francis’s message on communication day, Bishop Mamza said communication entails seeing and listening, and noted that good communication fosters unity and development.
The Catholic Bishop reminded the congregation of the need to purify their heart, speak the truth with love and charity, and never use communication that will bring hatred, but peace.