THURSDAY
February 24, 2000
volume 11, no. 39
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AFRICA: NEW RADIO STATION IN TANZANIA WILL ENCOURAGE EVANGELIZATION

    ROME, 23 (NE) The Catholic Church in Tanzania has decided to launch a radio station to help the evangelization of diverse remote populations of the African country. Radio Faraja, as it will be called, will also aim to stop the growing number of victims due to diverse violent popular beliefs, specially regions most affected by witchcraft-related killings.

    Father Norbert Kija, coordinator of the project, announced the radio would broadcast religious programs to encourage conversion in the predominantly pagan population in Shinyanga town, one of the leading region in Tanzania with more witchcraft-related killings.

    Transmissions will specially cover the Western part of Tanzania, as well as the area around Lake Victoria, where in the last years diverse cases of violence have taken place due to popular beliefs, causing the death of more than 500 people. Father Kija stated that the radio would devise programs that would aim to convert people and take them to discard old traditions encouraging violence.

          

February 24, 2000
volume 11, no. 39
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