Rev. Fr. Joseph Ayokunle, Associate Parish Priest of the Catholic Church of the Holy Rosary, Ogba, Lagos, has been appointed as the Assistant Director of Social Communications, Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos. The appointment was confirmed in a letter signed by Most Rev. (Dr.) Alfred Adewale Martins, Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, dated August .9, 2021, made available to the Catholic Herald Weekly. The letter read in part: “In keeping with the Church’s mission of promoting evagelisation and building authentic Christian Communities of engaged Catholics, we have identified the need for new Assistant Directors for the Directorate of Social Communications of our Archdiocese .
“After a prayerful reflection, I hereby appoint you as the Assistant Director of Social Communications of the Archdiocese. Cognisant of your expertise in the field of Social Communications, I am confident you will bring new ideas, innovations and creativity to the Apostolate of Social Communications in the Archdiocese. The Directorate of Social Communications is the organ of the Church for bringing Christ to the world, I am sure you will do your best to ensure that the media is adequately used in making the message of the Church known near and far. It is my hope and prayer that your ministry in the Social Communications Directorate will yield abundant fruit for the growth of the Archdiocese, and good of the Church. Please be assured of my prayers and support, may Our Lady Help of Christians intercede for you”, the statement read.