Friday, 10 August 2018 08:07

Catholic Communicators gather for media convention in Davao City


Photo by Laureen Camille Jaring

Media Directors and Catholic Communicators in the different parts of the Philippines gathered for the 4th National Catholic Media Convention from Aug. 6-9, 2018 at the Mergrande Ocean Beach Resort in Talomo, Davao City.

Dubbed with the theme: "Ako ni, Bai!" (It is I!), the convention aims to deepen the spirituality of the Catholic media making use of the modern tools and technology in the present world in order to build and create a unified society.

The convention commenced with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist presided over by Most Rev. Romulo Valles of Davao and President, Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) at the San Pedro Cathedral on August 6, 2018, at 5:30 p.m.  He was joined by Bishop George Rimando, Auxiliary Bishop, and Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara of Pasig and ECSC Chairman. Archbishop Vallles also delivered the keynote address during the second day of the convention.

Photo by Laureen Camille Jaring

Attended by 137 delegates (45 priests, 7 religious sisters, and 85 lay people), the convention featured various speakers who shared their expertise in the field of media and journalism.

In his homily, Archbishop Valles emphasized that a Catholic Communicator must have a heart that is full of joy and delight and possesses hope and confidence in order to articulate the truth in situations of good and evil. 

“To be a media person that would convey to the community a message that is filled with joy and delight is so wonderful,” Archbishop Valles said.

The 4th National Catholic Media Convention was organized by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines Episcopal Commission on Social Communications (CBCP-ECSC) and was hosted by the Archdiocese of Davao.  (Jheng Manalang Prado/RCAM-AOC)

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