Bishop: Anglican Church Doesn’t Support Circumcision

Rt Rev Enock Kayeye, the Emeritus Bishop of North Kivu Diocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo has described male circumcision and female genital mutilation as ‘ungodly.’

Male circumcision is an old practice in the Muslim and Jewish faith.

Evidence supports that male circumcision reduces the risk of HIV infection among heterosexual men in sub-Saharan Africa.

This has compelled World Health Organisation to recommend considering circumcision as part of a comprehensive HIV prevention program in areas with high rates of HIV, medical such as Sub Saharan Africa.

But Bishop Kayeye says much as the government is encouraging the practice, pharmacy the Anglican Church is opposed to it.

He said circumcision has increased promiscuity since people are told when one is circumcised; chances of contracting HIV/AIDS are minimal.

The Bishop said this has forced many to get circumcised hence increasing levels of unfaithfulness among married couples.

“The Anglican Church in Uganda doesn’t support circumcision,” said Kayeye on Tuesday while preaching to Christians of Rubaya Church of Uganda in Ndorwa County West Kabale district

“The Israelites and Bagisu practice circumcision because it’s their culture,” said the Bishop, adding, “The Church doctrine doesn’t support any form of circumcision.”

The man of God further decried hatred drunkenness, witchcraft and corruption among Christians.


He further praised area MP, Minister David Bahati for his strong stand against homosexuality.

“Despite a spirited campaign of harassment and defamation, Bahati maintained his stand against homosexuality.”

On his part, Bahati appealed to farmers in Kigezi region to embrace irrigation to tackle effects of drought and climate change.

“It’s only irrigation that can help in attenuation the impacts of climate change and prolonged drought that have affected different parts of the country,” said Bahati.

He also revealed government plans to tarmac Katuna-Muko road to help farmers transport their agricultural produce to the surrounding markets.

Bahati further said government is considering connecting electricity to the rest of 287 sub-counties in the District.


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