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Bangladesh’s first Catholic radio is now on air

Friday 10 June 2016, by SIGNIS

Dacca, June, 10th 2016 (Ucan). Last week, the Rajshahi Diocese inaugurated Radio Jyoti, Bangladesh’s first Catholic radio, an online station that is also accessible on smartphones.

"The goal is to preach God’s message and spread Jesus Christ’s teachings through our radio programs," Bishop Gervas Rozario of Rajshahi told AsiaNews at the inauguration on June 3.

"Through the radio, we want to inform people living in Bangladesh and abroad," he said.

"We want to teach the Church’s values, hymns and plays, moral and ethical principles. We want to enhance protection of children, women and the environment. We cherish Bengali culture," Bishop Rozario said.

The goal is to raise awareness about Christ and the Church. Some 25 local Catholic youths, mostly from ethnic minorities, have been trained to produce and host radio programmes. At the moment, the radio is broadcasting for an hour a day, but is planning for more.

"We want to produce longer programs so that listeners at home and abroad can hear the country’s Christian news, world church news, as well as national news," Bishop Rozario said.

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