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Catholic Church in Kenya

Late Fr. Prof. Laurenti Magesa Corneli, Priest of Tanzania's Musoma Diocese who died 11 August 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Tanzanian-born “Giant of African Theology” Remained Humble to his Death: Jesuit Scholar

Aug 12, 2022

Few hours to his death on Thursday, August 11, Fr. Prof. Laurenti Magesa Corneli who has been described as “the Giant of African Theology” remained the humble man he had been all his life, the President of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) has said in his tribute to the late Tanzanian-born Theologian. He had just turned 76.

Representatives of religious leaders in Kenya addressing the nation after closure of polling stations on Tuesday, August 9. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenya’s Faith Leaders Urge “highest possible levels of transparency” in Vote Tallying

Aug 10, 2022

Religious leaders in Kenya have urged the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to demonstrate “the highest possible levels of transparency, accountability and accuracy” in the vote tallying process following the general elections in the East African nation.

Catholic Bishops in Ethiopia Laud Kenyan Colleagues for Pastoral Guidance in Elections

Aug 10, 2022

Members of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Ethiopia (CBCE) have lauded the role of their counterparts in Kenya, the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), in the country’s general elections conducted on Tuesday, August 9.

Logo Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF). Credit: KCPF

Christian Professionals Urge Kenyan Electorate to Vote, “hoping to win and ready to lose"

Aug 8, 2022

Members of the Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF) have urged the electorate in Kenya to take part in the Tuesday, August 9 elections, and to be prepared to accept the fact that the political candidates they vote for can win or lose.

Archbishop Philip Subira Anyolo of Nairobi Archdiocese. Credit: ADN

Life Has to Continue after General Elections: Catholic Archbishop to Electorate in Kenya

Aug 8, 2022

The Local Ordinary of Nairobi Archdiocese in Kenya has urged voters in the East African nation to be prepared to accept the outcome of the Tuesday, August 9 general elections because life has to continue after the polls.

Bishop Dominic Kimengich of Kenya's Eldoret Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“All of us Kenyans should decide that we need peaceful elections": Catholic Bishop

Aug 6, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in Kenya has emphasized the need for peace in the country as the electorate in the East African nation head to the polls on Tuesday, August 9.

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders Urge Kenyans to Handle Emotions with Care as Country Nears Elections

Aug 5, 2022

A section of Religious leaders in Kenya have called for calm and for citizens of the East African nation to tame their emotions as the country edges close to the general elections slated for Tuesday, August 9.

Representatives of religious leaders in Kenya. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Have “internal dispute resolution mechanisms”: Kenya’s Faith Leaders to Political Parties

Aug 5, 2022

Representatives of religious leaders in Kenya have called upon political parties in the East African nation to put in place “internal dispute resolution mechanisms” ahead of the general elections scheduled for August 9.

Faith based leaders in Kenya during the joint prayer meeting with the IEBC on Wednesday, August 3. Credit: Courtesy Photo.

Conduct Credible Elections, “seal any loopholes”: Kenya’s Faith Leaders to Electoral Body

Aug 4, 2022

Religious leaders in Kenya have urged the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to conduct Kenya’s August 9 general elections in a manner that does not trigger doubts about their credibility.

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Kenya’s Nyeri Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Cast your vote and then go home”: Catholic Archbishop to Electorate in Kenya

Aug 4, 2022

Kenyan voters have been urged to return to their respective homes after casting their vote on August 9.

Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of Kenya's Kisumu Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Show the World Who You “really are”, Nuncio to Kenyans, Calls for Peaceful Elections

Aug 3, 2022

Attention is shifting to Kenya as the East African nation heads to the general elections slated for August 9, the representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has said, and called on Kenyans to show the world that they are a peace-loving country.

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen imposes the Pallium on Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of the Archdiocese of Kisumu in Kenya. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya Challenges Catholic Bishops to Go Out “where the people are”

Aug 2, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has challenged Catholic Bishops not to limit themselves to “big celebrations”, but “to go where people are” and to bring those lost in sin back to the community of God.

Screenshot of Bishop John Mbinda of Lodwar Diocese in Kenya addressing journalists on the state of insecurity in his Episcopal See. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishop in Kenya Calls for Increased Presence of Security Officers in Parts of His Diocese

Aug 1, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Lodwar in Kenya has called upon the government of the East African country to increase the presence of security officers in parts of his Episcopal See that are witnessing insecurity.

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: KCCB

Prepare Supporters for “any result”: Catholic Bishops in Kenya to Political Candidates

Aug 1, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have urged political candidates in the East African to prepare their respective supporters to accept the outcome of the poll scheduled for August 9. 

Bishop Joseph Mwongela of Kitui Diocese reading the message of members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Elect Candidates “who worry about our environment”: Bishops in Kenya ahead of Elections

Jul 25, 2022

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have urged the electorate in Kenya to consider political candidates’ track record in environmental conservation during the general elections scheduled to take place on August 9.

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Catholic Activists Decry Omission of Life, Family Agenda in Kenya’s Presidential Debates

Jul 25, 2022

Past presidential debates in Kenya, as the country heads to the general elections, have failed to address the right to life and other pertinent family issues, Catholic activists in Kenya have said.

Sr. Clemency Nabishawo (Left) during her presentation on the second day of the biannual Pan African Congress on Theology in Nairobi.  Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Nun in Kenya Calls for Aligning Formation Programs “to the signs of the times”

Jul 24, 2022

There is need to revise formation programs for women and men joining Religious Orders and Societies of Apostolic Life, aligning them to contemporary times of Christian living, a Catholic Nun in Kenya has said.

A poster announcing the July 22 Diaconate and Priestly Ordinations in Kenya Kakamega Diocese. Credit: Kakamega Diocese

The World Today Needs Priests More Than Ever Before, Bishop in Kenya at Ordination

Jul 22, 2022

The world today needs Priests more than ever before, the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega in Kenya has said.

Sr. Mary Nzilani during her presentation on the second day of the biannual Pan African Congress on Theology in Nairobi. Credit: ACI Africa

Use “theological, biblical insights” to Address Women Challenges: Catholic Nun in Kenya

Jul 21, 2022

The challenges women face, including those triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic such as gender-based violence and cultural negativities, can be addressed using theological and biblical approaches, a Catholic Nun in Kenya has said.

Mons. Hieronymus Joya (right), appointed Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Maralal in Kenya and Mons. Walter Erbì (left), appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Sierra Leone. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Appoints Bishop for Kenya’s Maralal Diocese, Apostolic Nuncio to Sierra Leone

Jul 20, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. Hieronymus Joya as Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Maralal in Kenya and Mons. Walter Erbì as Apostolic Nuncio to Sierra Leone.