KENYA: Bishop Calls for Support to Family Unit

MOMBASA SEPTEMBER 4, 2015(CISA) –Bishop Salesius Mugambi, Chairman of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) – National Family Life Program has urged Catholic church movements and people of good will to support the family unit from collapse.

He said that the faithful “should not succumb to the pressures of a culture that undermines the family but strive to build a culture that honors and promotes life.”

“The family is an image of the Holy Trinity that signifies the love of God for humanity. As a visible sign of this love, the family becomes the venue per excellence for the transmission of life, faith and training in values and virtues,” Waumini News quoted Bishop Mugambi as saying.

The bishop was speaking during the launch of the National Family Life Policy in Mombasa on September 2.

“While fulfilling the mandate of Christ, ‘You shall be my witnesses’ the Policy will stimulate Diocesan Family Life Coordinators and all the stakeholders to journey with the families to evangelize in promoting sanctuaries of love and life,” said Bishop Mugambi of the Catholic Diocese of Meru.

He further urged families to be at the forefront in ensuring that laws and institutions of the state support and defend the rights and duties of the family by backing up sound legislation family policies.

The training program has seen many Catholic and non-Catholic families benefit from the services and trainings offered countrywide in family life formation.

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