The Catholic Church has stepped up efforts to strengthen its communication activities on various issues affecting the local church.
To achieve the objective, the church last week organised a three-day workshop for diocesan communications and secretaries to the bishops.
The workshop took place at Bethany Centre in Lilongwe.
Speaking when he officially opened the seminar, national communications secretary for the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) Father Andrew Kaufa urged officers tasked with responsibilities of disseminating information to be proactive.
Kaufa said there are so many issues taking place in the church that need to be brought to the attention of the public.
He said ECM engaged the services of Dr Francis Chikunkhuzeni, director of Continuing Education Centre at University of Malawi’s Polytechnic, John Mcjilikozo of the Malawi News Agency (Mana) and Father Eugene Ngoma to equip the communication officers with the skills that can help them ably carry out their duties.
Some of the topics tackled during the seminar were news and press statement writing, understanding the Malawi digital migration project as well the church and social communications.
According to ECM, the training will promote collaboration and networking in the dioceses on information dissemination.
Participants for the training were drawn from all the six dioceses of Karonga, Mzuzu, Dedza, Mangochi, Zomba and Chikwawa and archdioceses of Blantyre and Lilongwe.