AFRICA/TOGO - Radio Sainte Thérèse: "an oasis" to nourish one's faith in the diocese of Sokodè

Tuesday, 28 September 2021


Sokodè (Agenzia Fides) - Since the outbreak of Covid-19 in March 2020 in Togo, with the series of restrictions imposed, barriers and prohibitions, including the closure of places of worship, the people of God have become aware of the importance of radio stations in general and religious ones in particular. Thus writes from the diocese of Sokodè Fr. Moïse E. DADJA, Director of Radio Sainte Thérèse. "In this long period - he tells Fides - people have realized that radios are points of reference for the faithful in their search for God. Radio Sainte Thérèse, for example, is like an oasis that offers consolation and comfort to the people of God".
Fr Moise adds that thanks to a dynamic team, the broadcaster offers the faithful a varied range of programs, most of which are dedicated to transmitting Eucharistic celebrations, praying the rosary and listening to the Word of God through catechesis. It disseminates information, notices, press releases, news of the diocese and the universal Church. "A vast program of human, spiritual, intellectual and theological formation of the faithful, which does not lack music, an integral part of human balance".
Inaugurated on March 17, 2004 by the bishop emeritus of Sokodè, Msgr. Ambroise K. DJOLIBA, the third of the diocese from 1993 to 2015, the broadcaster is an ideal tool for raising awareness through educational, cultural, social, health and psychological programs.
"We are also grateful to our current bishop, Msgr. Célestin-Marie Bawilima GAOUA, who encourages us to take forward our challenge for evangelization".
To enrich the programming, the Radio of the Diocese of Sokodé has chosen to be in partnership with Radio Notre Dame de Paris, France, and Radio Maria Togo, making some programs and celebrations available to its listeners.
"Although it is an oasis for the crowd of believers - concludes Fr. Moise - it must be recognized that today there are still many challenges to be faced. Among these is the need to cover 90% of the diocese, to operate 24 hours a day, etc., in order to reach the population of the diocese and its surroundings". (MD/AP) (Agenzia Fides, 28/9/2021)
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