Africa’s first Catholic TV network debuts on DSTV
Lumen Christi Catholic Television has started offering its services on the Direct to Home Television (DSTV) platform, in a renewed initiative to reach viewers worldwide.
Lumen Christi is the first Catholic television network in Africa. Its Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Prince Soji Olagunju, told newsmen in Lagos yesterday that the station had been allocated Channel 350 on DSTV to broadcast round the clock.
Olagunju said this was coming at a time Catholics in Nigeria and Africa needed to be educated and informed about religious developments in the continent.
Olagunju said he was concerned that the church in Africa, with millions of lay faithful, did not have direct means such as television stations, for the work of evangelism.
He said he felt inspired to present to the Catholic Church in Africa, a channel that would complement the work of the church and restore hope to those who had lost their Catholic faith, saying the station would be offering purely Catholic contents round the hour, featuring Mass, Angelus, Benediction and Holy Rosary Recitations to deepen knowledge of the Catholic faith, which has a huge following in Nigeria.
Daily news segments, Bible studies, Christian movies, holy Eucharist, confessions and other church sacraments, as well as documentaries on church history would also be on offer.
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