Bishop Mark O’Toole becomes a Patron of SAT-7

The Rt Rev Bishop Mark O’Toole, Roman Catholic Bishop of Plymouth, has accepted an invitation to become a Patron of SAT-7 which broadcasts the Christian message to the people of the Middle East and North Africa by satellite television.
Bishop Mark was previously Rector of Allen Hall Seminary in London and a former Private Secretary to Cardinal Cormack Murphy O’Connor.
On accepting the invitation Bishop Mark said:
“I am very happy to be a Patron of SAT-7 particularly concerning its exceptional work in supporting Christians in the Middle East and North Africa. Their vision of encouraging Christians to bear witness to Jesus Christ through modern communications methods is particularly important in this part of the world and at a time when so many Christians are persecuted for their Faith.”
SAT-7 was founded 20 years ago with the vision “to make God’s love visible” in the Middle East and North Africa. It is an interdenominational organisation overseen by an international Council and Board of Reference that includes senior representatives of all the major Middle East Churches. With 80 per cent of programmes made in the region, it runs five Christian satellite TV channels, broadcasting in Arabic, Farsi (Persian) and Turkish, the principle languages of the region.
Rachel Fadipe, SAT-7’s UK Executive Director, said:
“We are delighted that Bishop Mark O’Toole has become a Patron of SAT-7 Trust as a representative of Roman Catholic believers in this troubled but spiritually thirsty region.”

Notes to Editor
Launched in 1996, with an international headquarters in Cyprus, SAT-7 broadcasts Christian satellite television to an audience of over 15 million people in the Middle East and North Africa. SAT-7 broadcasts in Arabic, Farsi, and Turkish languages on 5 channels: SAT-7 ARABIC, SAT-7 KIDS, SAT-7 PLUS, SAT-7 PARS, and SAT-7 TÜRK.
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