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Pakistan archdiocese launches online Catholic radio station

Programming to be multi-lingual

Antonio Anup Gonsalves for CNA/EWTN News

Antonio Anup Gonsalves for CNA/EWTN News

Published: December 10, 2014 03:36 AM GMT

Updated: December 09, 2014 03:38 PM GMT

Pakistan archdiocese launches online Catholic radio station

Fr Arthur Charles speaks at the launch of Pakistan's Catholic web-based radio, FM 777-Media for Jesus (Credit: Fr Arthur Charles)

The Archdiocese of Karachi last month launched Pakistan's first Catholic radio station online, focused on the spirit of the new evangelization and aimed at spreading faith in the country.

Archbishop Joseph Coutts voiced hope that “the radio will plant seeds which will sprout and grow as listeners will learn the message of Jesus Christ” at the launch in Karachi.

More than 1,000 laity were present at the launch of FM 777-Media for Jesus, along with priests, religious and Archbishop Emeritus Evarist Pinto.

“My vision is simple, but very strong: to use media for Jesus, to evangelize everyone,” said Fr Arthur Charles, the brain behind the project.

“We are committed to spreading the message of Jesus Christ our Lord and the teachings of the Church to the world through media … this radio station is sure to enrich the lives of our listeners in our country and beyond,” said, Fr Charles, who is director of social communications for the Karachi archdiocese.
With a team of seven volunteers, FM 777 broadcasts content 24/7 through live streaming, with podcasts of programs always available for access.

“FM 777 is more than just talk radio,” Fr. Charles said. “It's a platform for illuminating informative subjects, covering life seen through the lens of Scripture, coupled with the teachings and canonical tradition of the Church.”

Talk shows will feature guest speakers discussing social issues, global events, politics affecting matters of faith, the Church, interreligious affairs, current events, journeys to faith, theology, and apologetics.

Many segments will be aired in both European languages including English, and Asian languages including Tamil, Konkani, Hindi, and Arabic.


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