Sunday, April 22, 2012

ASIA : INDIA : RIP FR JACOB SRAMPICKAL JESUIT AGE 62

RADIOVATICAN REPORT: Jesuit Fr Jacob Srampickal, a prophetic voice for Catholic communications in India, has died at the age of 62.
A former head of the communications department at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Fr Jacob had recently been appointed by the Indian bishops’ conference as head of their National Institute for Social Communications, Research and Training, an institute he helped to found in Uttar Pradesh state.
After studies in Development Communication in the northern English city of Leeds, Fr Jacob went on to serve as head of both the Indian and the Asian office of Signis, the international association for Catholic communications. A prolific author and tireless teacher in seminaries across India, Fr Jacob was renowned for his visionary ideas that included online media training for students in developing countries and the New Delhi Video Festival for NGOs.
During his time in Rome, he also worked closely with Vatican Radio’s Indian programme – among those who knew him well is Fr William Nellikkal of the Radio’s Malayalam section.

SOURCE: RADIO VATICANA

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