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Bangladesh: Catholic Church marks 57th World Communication Day

College and University students, priests and nuns take part in the World Communication Day celebration at Christo Jyoti Pastoral Center in Rajshahi, Bangladesh on May 21, 2023. (Photo: Ripon A. Tolentino, RVABS)

The Catholic Church in Bangladesh celebrated World Communication Day at Christo Jyoti (light of Christ) Pastoral Center in the Diocese of Rajshahi on Sunday, May 21. 

The Diocesan Commission for Social Communications organized the program with the theme "Speak with the Heart."

Bishop Gervas Rozario of Rajshahi Diocese, Father Bablu Corraya, convener of the diocesan Social Communications Commission, Father Bulbul Rebeiro, Director of Christian Communications Centre and Father Nikhil Gomes, Coordinator of Radio Veritas Asia's Bengali service was present at the event. 

 Around 70 participants from all over the diocese attended the program.

“Today, I pray for all news writers and media workers worldwide to work fearlessly toward establishing the truth," said Bishop Gervas Rozario.

He also urged journalists to become truth-bearers and emphasized the importance of accurate and truthful reporting in their work.

The bishop reminded the media workers, “You are working for the nation, the society, and the Church to establish truth and justice, even in dangerous situations. Therefore, I applaud your hard work and commitment.”

Fr. Bablu said, “Journalists are the mirror of society. So, it is their moral responsibility to present the truth in any news.”

He also encouraged them “to seek the truth first when producing news, to listen with our hearts, to reveal the truth and record it with our hearts, and to publish news for the betterment of human beings.”

Fr. Rebeiro also urged all media workers to spread the news of the truth through love. 

“Our communication should be heart to heart communication and a loving heart is enough to speak good words. So, whatever we preach and write, let it be true and full of love,” he said.

One of the participants, Mrs. Kamona Costa, said she would use her profession to teach children to be honest and truthful, listen to them with her heart and to communicate with them often. - Nikhil Gomes


Radio Veritas Asia (RVA), a media platform of the Catholic Church, aims to share Christ. RVA started in 1969 as a continental Catholic radio station to serve Asian countries in their respective local language, thus earning the tag “the Voice of Asian Christianity.”  Responding to the emerging context, RVA embraced media platforms to connect with the global Asian audience via its 21 language websites and various social media platforms.