“The family is one of the most precious values that the Church holds and promotes. If things are right in the family, society will thrive. If things begin going wrong at the family level, society is going to be affected. God intended that as the first unit of society, the family should be a place of holiness, communion, and love”, says His Exc. Mgr. John Oballa Owaa, Bishop of Ngong, addressing the Coordinators of family life of his diocese who participated in the training seminar on the prevention of family violence. Fides News Agency reported the event.

A training workshop was organized by the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) – Family Life National Office and it was the first in a series of trainings planned across the Catholic dioceses in Kenya to address the rising incidences of GBV in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.

Mgr. Owaa, said the Catholic Church is deeply concerned over the rising incidences of violence in families and called on couples to embrace compassion and love for one another.

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