ZAMBIA: Bishops’ Dream of Catholic Television Becomes Reality as Lumen TV Test Signal Goes on Air

LUSAKA, SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 (CISA)-Bishop Director of Communications at the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) Rt. Rev. Moses Hamungole has invited Catholic media organizations in Zambia and abroad to support the newly established Lumen TV-Zambia.

“Lumen TV wholly owned and supported by ZCCB will promote human dignity by communicating Catholic faith. We hope that this TV can be self-sustaining with effective and relevant programs for the integral evangelization and development of the Zambian society,” Bishop Hamungole said ahead of the launch of its test broadcast on Monday, September 9.

Speaking in his homily during mass to launch the test broadcast Fr Cleophas Lungu, the Secretary General of ZCCB hopes that Lumen TV will be a source of hope in the midst of many troubles that the nation is going through.

“As a Church, and as a nation, we may be going through so many troubles. May Lumen TV Zambia be a source of hope to the nation [by] giving light to the nation. Let it be a ministry of enlightening the world,” Fr Lungu said.

“As we celebrate the birthday of Virgin Mary who is ascribed to as the dawn of Salvation, the launch of Lumen is a new dawn, a new era of evangelization in the Church here in Zambia,” he added.

And Zambia Conference Bishops (ZCCB) Director for Communications, Fr. Winfield Kunda thanked the Holy Father, Pope Francis for facilitating the acquisition of TV equipment.

Fr Kunda further thanked the Lumen TV Zambia Management Board of their effort in making a dream of Catholic National Television become a reality and paid tribute to the late broadcaster Ben Kangwa for his contribution.

Lumen TV Broadcasting studio is located in Zambia’s capital Lusaka.