The presiding bishop for the Evangelical Orthodox Church (EOC) in Uganda, Jacinto Kibuuka believes that the opening of places of worship to operate though with limited numbers of 70 worshipers will go far in reduction of general criminality in the country.
While celebrating the divine liturgy at Mamre Prayer Centre in Namugongo Janda, Bishop Kibuuka said the many murders, domestic violence, suicide, thuggery among other cases emanate from people loosing hope and faith with nobody to console,comfort, advise and restore it which work is done by the religious leaders.
He asserts that the online, radio and television services bar many religious people from attending them since many can not afford data bundles while others do not have the required gadgets.
He adds that christian worshipers cannot also get penance, counseling, person to person deliverance prayers.
Bishop Kibuuka further urged government to help private schools as opposed to only government school as schools open up.
Meanwhile Bishop Kibuuka applauded his congregation for following the set up standard operating procedures (SOPs).