Pope Francis has made a clear statement against FGM during his visit in Kenia and has blamed arrogance of men for the torture on girls and women.
The Gambia´s President Yahya Jammeh and many religious leaders in the Gambia declared FGM as a crime against religion.
Father Peter Konteh, a catholic priest and the president of Desert Flower Foundatin Sierra Leone, knows Pope Francis for many years.
Father Peter appreciates Pope Francis´statement and decision of Yahya Jammeh, president of the Gambia to outlaw FGM coming into effect immediately.
75% of women in the Gambia suffered FGM.
Father Peter now plans a petition to the government of Sierra Leone to outlaw FGM immediately, as 94% of women are affected by FGM.