KENYA: Bishop Rotich Encourages Natural Family Planning

NAIROBI, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 (CISA)-Bishop Alfred Rotich, Vice Chairman of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) – Family Life National Office (NFP), has said that there is the need to restore sexual sanity and morality to give marriage and family their rightful place and dignity.

He was speaking September 24 to Vatican Radio during the African Regional Conference on families in Nairobi. Bishop Rotich stated that there is no better method of family planning than NFP for the 21st century and beyond.

He emphasized that through NFP, society is assured of strengthening the institution of marriage, building up the human family, and nurturing children.

“NFP is a method that respects the dignity of man, woman and life,” he said. He stated that any teaching of NFP is always within the context of enhancing the marriage.

It strengthens family bonds, promotes responsible parenthood as well as the respect for temporal life from conception to death.

“Any method of child spacing that fails to see that children are a gift from God is wrong. It is important to delight in the reality that children are indeed a gift from the Lord,” Bishop Rotich said.

The African regional conference on families brought together about 200 participants from Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, USA and Rome to deliberate on the issues affecting the family.

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