"This is a time to repeat our 'yes' to the Lord as we continue working with him in producing works of art, beauty, faith, hope and joy for the world," he said. "Salt and Light is a powerful instrument of and witness to the new evangelization!"
Salt + Light Television reaches 2.6 million homes in Canada and millions more through the internet. It covers major Catholic Church events locally and globally, including the plenary meeting of the Canadian bishops' conference, papal audiences, World Youth Day, the International Eucharistic Congress and the annual Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus.
Archbishop Richard Smith of Edmonton, president of the Canadian bishops' conference, wished the foundation a happy anniversary "and many more anniversaries to come."
"Your message remains one of hope and witness, showing readers and viewers, as well as other media, how the teachings of the Church and its witness are themselves 'alive and young,'" he said in a Nov. 23 letter to Fr. Rosica.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York City, president of the U.S. bishops' conference, sent his own congratulations and praised the network's cooperation with SiriusXM radio's The Catholic Channel.
His letter, dated Dec. 1, voiced hope that the Catholic Church in the U.S. will "welcome Salt and Light with open arms" as it expands its reach.