KIGALI -Religious institutions and the general public were, yesterday, urged to consider helping Genocide widows and orphans, making it an obligation to support the less privileged.
The call was made by the Anglican Bishop of Gahini Diocese, Alexis Birindabagabo, in a special media event in Kigali where he highlighted the clergy’s role in supporting orphans and widows in the build up to the 17th commemoration of 1994 Genocide.
The Bishop urged the public to devote time to supporting orphans and widows, especially those who lost their spouses during the Genocide.
“We should open our hearts to Children. A true religion is one that cares for orphans and widows,” Birindabagabo said.
He added that his diocese recently built 15 houses, ten of which were given to orphans and widows.
Birindabagabo explained that they mostly support education programs for orphans and help the vulnerable work their farms.
“The best way to help is getting them back on their feet,” he said.