The Union of the Catholic African Press (UCAP), held its 2018 Congress from the 9-13 September in Cape Town, South Africa on the theme: ‘Using the Media for the Promotion of Integral Human Development in Africa’.

Opening the Congress, His Grace, Stephen Brislin, the Archbishop of Cape Town, said he was happy that the Congress was being held in Cape Town and encouraged the participants to take interest in educating and informing society using the media. He added that media personnel, must know more about the church, seek the truth and request for better understanding of issues.

The President of UCAP, Mr. George Sunguh was impressed with the participation in the Congress, which, he said, was a signal that media professionals on the continent were ready to work together towards the promotion of integral human development. He was grateful to the partners from the Vatican, SECAM, SIGNIS, CAMECO, among others.

At the end of the UCAP Congress the participants resolved to collaborate with the clergy to develop effective programmes for the integral development of human beings, especially the youth and other vulnerable persons and groupings.

They also pledged to find creative means to promote the social teachings of the Catholic Church, such as the dignity of human life, peace, justice, reconciliation and good governance.

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