Uganda: Bishop Zziwa Calls for Teaching of Religion in Schools

Uganda: Bishop Zziwa Calls for Teaching of Religion in Schools

By Juliet Lukwago (THE NEW VISION) The Bishop of Kiyinda-Mityana Diocese and Vice Chairman of Episcopal Conference, Joseph Anthony Zziwa, has said that in order to regain morals among the young generation, schools must go back to the basics and teach religion.

“If all schools go back to the religious foundation and teach religion to the children at all levels it would help minimize immoral and evil behaviours, such as corruption, murder, rape, defilement, jealous and others among the current and future generations, which will help the country,” Zziwa said.

The prelate said this on Saturday during his homily at St Charles Lwanga Seminary, Kisubi near Entebbe Municipality during a holy mass he celebrated to mark the school’s patron day and 61 years since it was established by the late Archbishop Joseph Cabana, a white missionary.

Zziwa, who is also an old boy of the seminary, said, “If the young children are taught religion from the grassroots no doubt it will help not only the homes but also the Government and the whole country to have people of good behaviour.”

More than 20 priests from different parishes including Kampala Archdiocese, Pastoral Coordinator Fr Dr Mark Ssajjabi who represented the Archbishop of Kampala, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga were among the huge congregation that attended the occasion.

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