Bishop of the Catholic diocese of Machakos Rt Rev Martin Kivuva has said that married couples need to remain faithful to each other for this would help better the future lives of their children as a result of good upbringing, reports CISA.
“Are we living truly and faithfully as a Christians? We must desist being amongst those who get themselves in marriages that do not last. We need to be good examples to others,” said Bishop Kivuva.
“Everyone in his or her family should make sure that they live a married life that pleases God and glorifies his deeds otherwise it would be a signal to a dim future of many families,” Bishop Kivuva added.
Addressing thousands of believers at Komarock Shrine in Machakos Diocese during ordination of 30 deacons to priesthood on Saturday February 01, Bishop Kivuva also challenged the youth to show respect to their parents and God no matter the circumstances they are in.
He warned: “The youth should not be lured by the earthly glories to the extent of forgetting their parents by saying ‘after all I can buy another father or mother’ you cannot buy a father or mother, money cannot buy parents!”
The bishop also launched the Machakos diocese theme for the year 2014 dubbed ‘The year of the Family’. He was also celebrating ten years as the bishop of the Diocese of Machakos.
Bishop Kivuva took over from the late Bishop Emeritus of Machakos Urbanus Kioko who served the diocese for 29 years.
Since his installation as bishop, the number of parishes has risen from 42 to 72.
During the last ten years the diocese has partnered with four dioceses in the USA, one in Italy and others in Germany and Spain and has conducted exchange programs with the dioceses.