About N15 million was yesterday, realised at a dinner organised by the Abuja Catholic diocese for the formal take off of her new Television Channel, called Catholic Television in Abuja.
The church requires about N300 million to set a standard television studio that would serve her evangelization purposes.
In his keynote address at the CTV dinner organised by the church, the Archbishop of Abuja Metropolitan See, Cardinal John Onaiyekan, said the new television station is intended to be used as a tool of evangelisation to deepen the faith of the Catholic faithful within and outside the country.
The Cardinal said the new TV station is expected to provide all the Catholics the opportunity to evangelize in the future, using the electronic media to reach families in their homes.
Cardinal Onaiyekan, said the inspiration came, following the recent comments by various Popes, who have constantly admonished the church on the need to use the means of communication for evangelization today.
“Pope John Paul 11, himself used the media effectively to propagate the faith. It is for this reason that after having encouraged the stability of our Archdiocesan newspaper, I now wish to support the growth of our new Archdiocesan media project.
“What ever we do is part and parcel of what we preach in the church, spreading the good news of peace, love and charity. CTV is part of the broad based agenda of the gospel, which is part of the revolution,” he stated.