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Bangladesh Church marks 56th World Communication Day

Priests, nuns and laypeople take part in the World Communication Day celebration at Christo Jyoti Pastoral Center, Bangladesh on May 29, 2022. (Photo by Bablu Corraya)

Bangladesh Church celebrated World Communication Day at Christo Jyoti (light of Christ) Pastoral Center in the diocese of Rajshahi on Sunday, May 29. 
The Diocesan Commission for Social Communications organized the program with the theme “Listening with the ear of the heart.”
Bishop Gervas Rozario of Rajshahi, Father Sunil Daniel Rozario, director of Radio Jyoti (light) and Father Bablu Corraya, convener of the Social Communications Commission were present at the event. 
"We should listen to God's Word with our hearts and minds and open at all times in our lives and take responsibility for helping to change our lives and the lives of others,” said Bishop Gervas.
Over 40 participants from five parishes in Rajshahi city attended the program.
In his talk, the director of Radio Jyoti Father Rozario said, "The condition of good communication is to have an open mind. Listening is an integral part of dialogue and communication. The first discovery in communication is listening to the real needs of others.” 
He quoted Saint Augustine's words by saying that, hearing the word is not with the external ear, but with the spirituality of the heart. 
Rozario said, "Do not put your heart in your ear, but put your ear in your heart.”
The secretary of the Social Communication commission of Rajshahi Diocese Father Bablu Corraya said, "The theme of the 56th World Communication Day given by Pope Francis is timely to think and meditate on it.”
In the present time, people do not want to listen and understand each other.
"All need to listen with the ears of the heart. “That is why we place others in our hearts and with the love of our hearts,” said Father Bablu. “Let us use our hearts and ears as a means of love, through which we can become an instrument of peace between God and man, and between man and man.”
Many participants found the program useful.
One of the participants, Lucas Baskey said, "The biggest need at present is to listen to each other. Through listening, the relationship with each other and the exchange of love are revealed.”
“I realize that in this digital age, media are important for all to know about social communication and use them for common good and promotion of integral development and social harmony in society,” said Anna M. Gomes, a student.  
“So, let us express our thoughts, ideas, and events of our society and build the digital community and human fraternity,” she added. - Nikhil Gomes 


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