Vatican Radio’s 93rd anniversary… a bright star in the sky of media

Submitted by munir on Mon, 02/19/2024 - 09:15

The Vatican Radio, namely the 'Pope's Radio,' was launched on February 12, 1931. It is a day that marked the birth of a radio which beams to the entire world the divine message of love, mercy, harmony, and most of all peace among the peoples of the world, in line with the noble and divine message of the Holy Bible.


The launching of this radio made a radical shift in the world of media as it is not a traditional radio that broadcasts regular programs, but rather a radio that disseminates to the entire world a sublime and noble message of mercy. refers to this extraordinary anniversary by stating that, “The radio continues to play a crucial role as a public safety net during emergency situations, providing vital information and support to the community.”


In his address to the managers and staff of the Vatican Radio marking the station’s 70th anniversary, Pope St. John Paul II says, “By statute Vatican Radio is entrusted with the task of proclaiming the Christian message with freedom, fidelity and efficacy, and linking the center of Catholicism with the various countries of the world by spreading the voice and teaching of the Roman Pontiff, providing information on the Holy See's activities, reporting on Catholic life in the world, giving guidance for evaluating current problems in the light of the Church's Magisterium and paying constant attention to the signs of the times."


The Vatican Radio, serving as a bridge between the Holy See and the world, continues to spread the Gospel, particularly in poorer parts of the world, where the Church is often growing fastest.


This radio, vital everywhere including other parts of the world such as Africa, transmits in inestimable languages while serving as a bridge with various societies and the respective particular Churches. It has a wealth of programs and languages above all from European countries, especially eastern and southern Europe."


It is worthy to note that the radio established by Guglielmo Marconi has programs offered in 47 languages and programming is produced by over 200 journalists located in 61 countries which producing more than 42,000 hours of broadcasting covering international, religious celebrations, in-depths programs and music. So far, the radio transmits in 41 languages, namely Albanian, Ambaric, Arabic, Armenian, Belarusian, Brazilian, Bulgarian, Czech, Chinese, English, Esperanto. Ewondo, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Latin, Latvian, Lingala, Lithuanian, Malayalam. Malagasy, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil. Tigrinya, Tshiluba, Ukrainian, Hungarian and Vietnamese.


On the 93rd anniversary of Vatican Radio, best wishes are conveyed with hopes that this noble radio station will continue to beam to the entire world its divine message of love, peace, and common living as well instill in the world leaders the need to establish global peace, where peoples can enjoy a free life based on equality, citizenship, and brotherhood which shoves the world into an arena of prosperity.

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