By Daniel Tyokua
Catholics have encouraged other Nigerians to keep their spirits up amid the coronavirus pandemic that grounded businesses, economic and social activities across the country.
They said despite the downturn of activities that have changed the way of life of people since it started about three months ago, better days would still come.
A statement issued by the President, Communications Apostolate, Patrick Alumuku with the secretary, Tony Agbugba to its members to mark the 54th World Communications Day, said, in the midst of the daily challenges, especially during this period of global upheaval, the communicators are to be steadfast, and not to be deterred.
It said: “This year, Pope Francis encourages us to ‘Tell Our Stories’, our stories of faith with more vigour and enthusiasm, despite the limitations of our physical interactions occasioned by COVID-19.
“In the midst of our daily challenges, particularly during this period of global upheaval, the Holy Father reminds us as communicators not to be deterred, but to continue to spread the story of the Good News to all men and women of all races; the story of God’s saving grace for the benefit of all, particularly our children and grandchildren so that they may be well rooted and better informed of the way to true happiness as they chart the course of their lives.”
The statement said, with this years’ experience, Nigerians are to continue to pray for a quick end to this COVID 19 pandemic so that normal life activities will resume fully.
“We also pray that the Good Lord will strengthen us and imbue within us the much needed vigour to always be willing vessels of His Spirit.
“This is wishing you all a very joyful celebration of the 2020 World Communications Day as we await to read and hear of the outcomes of the celebration. We hope to hear voices, watch videos and read about how we celebrate this event undeterred under the clouds of COVID 19.”