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Lagos Archdiocese inducts CAMPAN, Osu charges members on selflessness

The Archdiocese of Lagos has inducted members of the Catholic Media Practitioners of Nigeria (CAMPAN), reports ITRealms.

Performing the ceremony at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Northern Foreshore, Lekki in Lagos, the host and Director, Social Communications Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Monsignor Gabriel Osu said that as Catholics, particularly media practitioners, noting that CAMPAN operates under his office and its also operational in all diocese and archdioceses across the country with the blessing of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria.

He admonished CAMPAN members as Catholic Communicators to be selfless in their support for their church at all times.

“You are expected to give your time, talent and treasures for the advancement of the gospel,” he declared.

Osu also urged members to pull their resources together by bringing their respective expertise and resources towards achieving greatness.

He assured CAMPAN of necessary support from the Church and His Grace, Most. Rev. Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins, provided they abide by the norms of the Mother Church, insisting that they must strive to be truly professionals in all they do so as to bring glory to God.

He recalled that CAMPAN has been in existence in the country over three decades now before fatigue crept in, he expressed delight that finally CAMPAN has come back to life, under Mr. Tony Agbugba as President.

Earlier in his welcome address after the induction ceremony cum mass, Mr. Agbugba said that Communication is at the heart of the Church’s activities, urging CAMPAN members to see themselves as selected few called to utilize their talents, tools of trade and strategic positions to evangelize and defend the Church at all times.

“In doing this, we are invariably taking part in the priestly office of teaching,” he declared.
Agbugba said that under the umbrella of Signis, CAMPAN is a better organized body poised to take its pride of place among the most vibrant lay organisations in the Church.

“We are working also assiduously to partner with other bodies within and outside the Church to ensure the promotion of godly values in our society. By God’s grace, we shall lead while others follow,” he assured.

In addition, he implored other lay organisations and stakeholders in the Church to support CAMPAN to enable the group effectively communicate Christ in tandem with its motto, pointing out that task ahead are enormous, “so also the rewards that comes from the Almighty.”

Over 30 members drawn from various parishes in Lagos Archdiocese participated in the first induction exercise.


Chuks Egbune/GEE

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