South African Bishops Denounce Violence Against Women and Children

Posted May 25, 2017 11:35 am by Editor

South African Bishops Denounce Violence Against Women and Children

The Bishops of South Africa have condemned the “agony” of violence against women and children in the country, as new figures reveal that a woman is killed every eight hours by someone she knows and one in five children has been sexually abused. In a 19 May statement, the bishops said although the nation is shocked by these statistics, “domestic violence is common.” The statement signed by Archbishop Stephen Brislin of Cape Town and President of the South African Bishop’s Conference notes that “Each crime against a woman and child causes the delicate fabric of our society to unravel that

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