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Uganda: prelate decries ritual child sacrifice

Catholic World News - December 20, 2010

Speaking at the installation of a bishop on December 18, a Ugandan prelate denounced the practice of ritual child sacrifice, which the nation's leading newspaper described as “rampant.”

“Why should you kill and sacrifice children in order to get rich?” asked Archbishop John Baptist Odama of Gulu. “That is the craziness in human minds.”

“Family values should be upheld,” he added. “Why should one go for witchcraft and at the same time pretend to be a Christian?”

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  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Dec. 20, 2010 7:38 PM ET USA

    Child sacrifice is rampant world wide, not just in Uganda; it's just happening under a different name: abortion. But, it's done for the same reason the Abp names, to get rich. People everywhere have forgotten that children ARE wealth, a priceless gift, and "God's opinion that the world should continue."

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