The International Catholic Union of the Press recently held its World Congress for
the first time on the continent of Africa.
The event held in Burkina Faso brought
together more than a thousand participants including professional journalists, political
leaders, and diplomats.
The theme for this years convention was "Media at
the Service of Justice, Peace and Good Governance in a World of Inequalities and Poverty."
President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, Archbishop Claudio
Maria Celli was at the Congress and on his return told Vatican Radio that it is “very
significant” that this World Congress was held in Africa.
The Archbishop also
said that it was important that the “African people and various governments take notice
of the importance of new technologies in promoting peace and reconciliation.”