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Clifton Diocese sweep the boards at media awards
Father Richard McKay and Dieumerci Kasongo Kongolo and family
Father Richard McKay and Dieumerci Kasongo Kongolo with his family

Faith podcasts from the Clifton Diocese have won four awards at a media ceremony in London.

The honours came from the Christian Broadcasting Council, which "encourages the proclamation of the gospel through the electronic media".

There were gold medals for Let Us Pod - The Budgerigar and the Prisoner and Let Us Pod - Family Reunited.

Christmas Robins received a silver award and Holy Footsteps: Blessed Dominic Barberi claimed the bronze.

The Clifton Diocese is the Catholic Church covering Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Bristol.

Right Reverend Declan Lang Bishop of Clifton said: "I am delighted that cliftondiocese.com received four awards for some of our podcasts.

"During the recent Ad Limina visit to the Holy See, our website was recommended as an example of good practise by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications."

'Brings to life'

Let Us Pod - The Budgerigar and the Prisoner tells the story of Les, who spent six years in prison for a serious crime but who's life was turned round by looking after a budgerigar.

Clifton Cathedral parishioner Mary Colwell produced the podcast which has previously won Sony Gold and a New York Festival World Gold Medal.

Let Us Pod - Family Reunited tells the story of Dieumerci Kasongo Kongolo a refugee living with his family in Bristol.

The podcast was recorded when Dieumerci had just returned home to Bristol and he talks about how his faith - and the support of St Nick's parish - sustained him during detention.

Christmas Robins was cliftondiocese.com's Advent reflection for 2009 - it was presented and produced by Mary Colwell and features top West Country naturalist Chris Sperring.

It also features the music of Bristol pianist Annette Dunn and the sounds of the nation's "favourite bird", the robin.

Holy Footsteps: Blessed Dominic Barberi is part of a cliftondiocese.com series which "brings to life" stories of saints associated with the Catholic Church in the West of England.

It is presented by Father Richard Barton, Parish Priest of Our Lady and St Alphege in Bath, who tells the story of Blessed Dominic Barberi's fascinating life, as he takes listeners to places where Dominic lived and preached.




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