Catholic Universities world over are not only key in imparting skills and churning out graduates to work in various professional fields but are tools of evangelisation, Zambia Catholic University Vice Chancellor has said.
Speaking in his Homily during mass to welcome students at the new faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication in Lusaka, Fr. Patrick Chilambwe said that University education plays a pivotal role in social and economic development of ay country but the Catholic Church goes further in humanisation of students through the social teaching of the church in order for them to communicate Christ. He said that Catholic Universities are critical tools in evangelisation. “We do not only focus on training would be professionals but we also teach social teachings of the church so that Christ is communicated to change the world for better. We also focus on spiritual growth of our students so that they are helpful in future in fight vices in society,” Fr. Chilambwe said. “People do not only need knowledge but God’s wisdom in developing the nations. Knowledge and wisdom should be combined however systems can breakdown,” He added. Started in 2008 and based on the Copperbelt province, the Zambia Catholic University has opened a school of Journalism and Mass Communication in Lusaka.