Arua Catholic Church Bans Women from Attending Service in Miniskirts and Trousers

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He advises men to check on the dress code of their female partners before they come to church saying they could be turned away for indecent dressing.

Arua Christ the King Catholic Church has banned women from attending service in trousers and miniskirts. The ban was announced on Sunday following complaints from church leaders and men, accusing women of indecent dressing. 

Monsignor Kasto Adeti, the parish priests Christ the King Catholic Church says the decision to ban women from attending service in trousers and miniskirts was reached in a meeting he chaired about a week ago. He advises men to check on the dress code of their female partners before they come to church saying they could be turned away for indecent dressing.

Adet says they resolved on descent clothes because some of young women were using it to dress skimpily to entice men in church. While announcing the ban on behalf of the parish priest, Grace Abua, a catechist at the parish said starting on Sunday they will not tolerate women come to service with trousers or miniskirts.
 
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However, the ban on women attending services in trousers and miniskirts has not gone down well with some women. Agnes Bako, one of the female parishioners says there trousers, which are made for woman and are decent. She cited suites which are particularly produced for women. Mercy Opinia, another Christian says she has no problem with the ban but says some of the men who are pointing accusing fingers at women also dress indecently.
 
She says some of the men are found of tying their trousers in a way, which exposes their buttocks. This is the first time Arua Catholic diocese is officially banning women from dressing in specific attires.

 

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