Cleric decries sale of ‘bad literature’

By: STEPHEN KAFEERO

Kampala: The Archbishop of Kampala Diocese, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, has condemned what he described as ‘bad literature’ which is sold openly on Ugandan streets.

Archbishop Lwanga, lauded Daughters of St Paul, an international missionary religious congregation that publishes books, among other documents, for setting a good example for Ugandans by promoting God’s message through their writings.

“There is a lot of dirty literature on our streets and I thank you for educating the nation by spreading the good message through your books,” he said during the Jubilee celebrations of the nuns at Christ the King Parish Kampala on Saturday.

Legislation

Parliament recently passed the 2011 Anti-Pornography Bill which outlaws anything that shows sexual parts of a person such as breasts, thighs, buttocks or any erotic behaviour intended to cause behaviour tending to corrupt morals, among other things.

The Bill, which is expected to rein in on the problem, awaits presidential assent.

Dr Lwanga also expressed concern of the low reading culture in the country.

“I do understand that one of the main difficulties you meet is based on the fact that the culture of reading is, for our people in Uganda, at a very low percentage,” he said.

He urged Ugandans to cultivate the culture of reading, especially the bible.

Papal Nuncio to Uganda, Archbishop Michael Blume, who also graced the occasion, commended the Daughters of St Paul for using their publications to promote evangelism.

Source: Daily Monitor

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