AFRICA/UGANDA - The Archbishop of Tororo: "Domestic violence is the main challenge for families"

Thursday, 25 August 2016 family  

Kampala (Agenzia Fides) - "We have all forms of domestic violence, and no one is spared: a child, a student, a mother, a father", denounces His Exc. Emmanuel Obbo, Archbishop of Tororo in Uganda, in an interview with CANAA ( Catholic News Agency for Africa).
According to Mgr. Obbo domestic violence is the main challenge for families in the Archdiocese led by him.
There are various forms of domestic violence: husbands who beat their wives, but in some cases the opposite happens; violence against children, including incest, while "girls- says Mgr. Obbo- are not free to live in society".
Family violence is so widespread that, according to the Archbishop, it has become "a way of life". "The people - explains Mgr. Obbo - are not satisfied with how they live and want to look for further improvement but are not able and therefore become frustrated".
The Archdiocese has launched a campaign against domestic violence, which is attended by families who have come out of this situation, and now, with their testimony and their service, help other families to overcome their divisions. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 25/08/2016)