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Ugandan archbishop decries culture of domestic violence

August 29, 2016

Domestic violence is a sad reality for "almost every family" in his region of eastern Uganda, Archbishop Emmanuel Obbo of Tororo has launched a campaign to address the problem.

"It's a concern for the family, it's a concern for the society; above all it's a concern for the Church, and we cannot keep quiet," the archbishop told the Catholic News Agency. He said that he was enlisting all priests, religious, and religious-education instructors in his archdiocese to join in the effort to "see that domestic violence is reduced to zero."

Archbishop Obbo reported that the rampant problem included violence against wives and abuse of children. "Young girls are not free to live in this society," he lamented. 


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