Nairobi, 04 October, 2022 / 9:20 pm (ACI Africa).
A Catholic Archbishop in Kenya has urged the people of God in the East African nation to engage in activities that contribute to safeguarding the environment.
In his October 1 homily during Holy Mass for the National Prayer Day in Kenya, Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba cautioned against the cutting down of trees for charcoal and advocated for alternative “sources of livelihood”.
“Let’s look for other sources of livelihood that does not involve the destruction of the environment,” Archbishop Muhatia said during the October 1 Eucharistic celebration at the Marian Shrine Subukia in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Nakuru.
The Local Ordinary of Kisumu Archdiocese added, “God gave us the permission to exploit the earth for food, but in the process, let’s safeguard the environment by not cutting down trees for charcoal and other uses.”
“Good environment supplements human life while bad environment makes life unbearable,” he said, and adding that the human person “has been given the power to safeguard and not to destroy the environment.”