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The convenience of a new mobile version of InterMirifica.net is now available to users of mobile devices
Vatican City (PCCS) - InterMirifica.net is an online guide providing information and the contact details of Catholic organisations, encouraging networking and communication between peoples and Catholic institutions from around the world via its easy-to-use interface. Upon first visiting the portal, InterMirifica.net, from any hand-held device, the user will be invited to continue using the main interface, or select the new mobile site, which is now available for such devices. All the power and accuracy of a search using the main Intermirifica site is now available in a streamlined version, ensuring that users can reach the information they need with even…
Tanzania: Embrace New Media Technology, Bishop Cautions the Catholic Church
Tanzania (amecea.blogspot.it) - The Chairman of Social Communications Department of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) Rt. Rev. Bernadin Mfumbusa has challenged the Catholic Church to embrace new media technologies as a tool for evangelization. Addressing the Catholic Journalists at St. Mary’s Spiritual Centre, Msimbazi-Dar-es-salaam on Monday June 30th, 2014 during the opening ceremony of the training on online reporting and journalism skills, Bishop Mfumbusa said that the agents of evangelization must be conversant with new media technologies to avoid being left behind by the people whom they serve. "More and more people use social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and…
Stem Van Afrika rolls out a Pilot Radio Project for Africa in Uganda
Uganda (amecea.blogspot.it) -  Stem Van Afrika, a Foundation that supports community based media in Africa in collaboration with Social Communications Department of Uganda Episcopal Conference and CAMECO, has rolled out five-month project with an aim to help improve the community Radio Stations effectiveness and sustainability. Speaking to AMECEA Online News via phone from Kampala, Fr. Philip Odii, the National Communications Secretary for the Bishops Conference, said that the project which will be carried out in phases has began in Kampala with a training of 20 radio journalists from 12 community radio stations, from 1st to 11th July, 2014. Among the…
Catholic Church in Kenya Urges Media to Re-introduce Peace Messages
Nairobi (cisanewsafrica.com) - The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops through the General Secretariat has urged media houses in Kenya to promote peaceful co-existence among Kenyans irrespective of political and ethnic affiliation. The statement signed by Very Rev Fr Vincent Wambugu, the Church urged the media to ensure unbiased content and to moderate live coverage especially of political rallies as well as the guest speakers on Television and radio shows. “We acknowledge that the media play a pivotal role in information circulation and opinion forming and therefore appeal to you and your media houses to: reintroduce peace messages on all media…
An English bishop encourages students for the priesthood to communicate via social media
(PCCS) - During the first week of July 2014, Mons. Paul Hendricks, an auxiliary bishop in the archdiocese of Southwark, England, has been conferring the ministries of Lector and Acolyte on students from the Venerable English College during their annual summer vacation — or to give it its Italian name,« villeggiatura » — at Palazzola, the College’s villa just outside of Rome. Overlooking Lake Albano, the villa sits midway on the steep caldera opposite the picturesque town of Castel Gandolfo — not only the traditional summer residence of popes, but also the ancient Latium city of « Alba Longa »,…




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