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
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
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