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Catholic Church in Kenya

Amid lengthening droughts in northern Kenya, Malteser International distributes food, cash, drinking water and livestock feed and now extends the emergency relief to Ethiopia. Credit: Malteser International

Catholic Aid Agency Reaches Out to Thousands Facing Starvation in Kenya, Ethiopia

Dec 2, 2022

The leadership of the Rome-based Catholic Lay Religious Sovereign Order of Malta, Malteser International (MI), is reaching out with cash and food aid to thousands of Kenyans and Ethiopians facing starvation amid extended periods of drought. 

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen speaking during the presentation of the Bishop-elect Henry Juma Odonya to the Clergy of Kitale Diocese. Credit: Kitale Diocese

Nuncio in Kenya Assures Bishop-elect of Pope Francis’ Support, Urges Local Collaboration

Nov 30, 2022

The Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya has assured the Bishop-elect of the country’s Kitale Diocese of Pope Francis’ “support and prayer” in his Episcopal Ministry.

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Catholic Activists in Africa Ask Kenya’s President to Withdraw Directive Legalizing GMOs

Nov 29, 2022

Catholic activists in Africa under their umbrella association, CitizenGo Africa, are calling on the President of Kenya to withdraw “with immediate effect” his directive legalizing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the East African nation.

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African Cleric Lauds Creation of Loss and Damage Fund at COP-27 as “important first step”

Nov 28, 2022

An African Catholic Priest heading a Jesuit entity has lauded the resolution by the United Nations 27th Conference of Parties Climate Conference (COP27) in Egypt to establish a loss and damage fund as an “important first step” in attaining climate justice. 

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Initiate “popular devotion” to Boost Kenyan Cardinal’s Cause for Sainthood: Archbishop

Nov 26, 2022

The Archbishop of Kenya’s Nairobi Archdiocese has urged the people of God to initiate “popular devotion” to boost the cause for the canonization of the country’s first Cardinal, the Servant of God Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga.

Fr. Lawrence Njoroge, author of the book, "Beyond the Century of Endeavour: History of Catholic Church in Kenya” during the November 19 Book Launch. Credit: ACI Africa

How Catholic Priest “collected material” for Book on History of Catholic Church in Kenya

Nov 22, 2022

A member of the Clergy of Kenya’s Nairobi Archdiocese has recounted how he gathered content for his new book about the history of the Catholic Church in Kenya that Paulines Publications Africa published.

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

“Distasteful, disrespectful”, Archbishop in Kenya Faults State Official’s Remarks on GMO

Nov 21, 2022

A Catholic Archbishop in Kenya has termed as “distasteful and disrespectful to Kenyans” the remarks, which the country’s Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Trade and Industrialization made on the legalization of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) foods.

Archbishop Philip Subira Anyolo in procession during the Annual Youth Mass in the Archdiocese of Nairobi on 19 November 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Archbishop in Kenya Urges Young People to “live according to the Beatitudes”

Nov 21, 2022

The Archbishop of Nairobi has encouraged young people under his pastoral care to strive to “live according to the Beatitudes”, which he described as the identity of Christians.

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Faith, Civil Entities Oppose Bill Gates’ “high-tech solutions” to Reduce Hunger in Africa

Nov 17, 2022

Faith and civil organizations focused on food sovereignty and justice worldwide have castigated Bill Gates for proposing “high-tech solutions” including genetic engineering, new breeding technologies, and digital agriculture to address the hunger crisis in Africa. 

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Catholic Activists in Africa Decry Economic Crisis, Want Energy Taxes Suspended

Nov 15, 2022

Catholic activists in Africa are calling on African governments to stop increasing the costs of energy and gasoline, noting that the increase is having critical effects of the people’s living conditions in what they describe as an already tough economic crisis.

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Salesians in Ivory Coast Providing Nutrition, Education, Social Support to Needy Children

Nov 11, 2022

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Ivory Coast are reaching out to vulnerable children, empowering them in formal education and social support initiatives at Don Bosco Child Protection Center, located in Koumassi, Abidjan.

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) during a press briefing on 10 November 2022. Credit: KCCB

Catholic Bishops in Kenya Express Concern about High Cost of Living, Prolonged Drought

Nov 10, 2022

The high cost of living and prolonged drought in Kenya are among issues of national concern that the Catholic Bishops in the East African nation have highlighted in their latest collective statement.

Venerable Servant of God Maria Carola Cecchin.  Credit: Courtesy Photo

Miracle That Set Italian-born Catholic Missionary Nun in Kenya on Path to Sainthood

Nov 9, 2022

The beatification of Venerable Servant of God Maria Carola Cecchin, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph Benedict Cottolengo (Cottolengo Sisters), was the climax of years of investigation into the miracle of bringing a stillborn child back to life.

Some Bishops at the Beatification ceremony of Sr. Maria Carola at Kinoru Stadium in Meru Diocese on 5 November 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

Clergy, Laity of Meru in Kenya Hail Venerable Carola Beatification as "boost to faith"

Nov 8, 2022

The Clergy and Laity of the Catholic Diocese of Meru in Kenya who spoke to ACI Africa on the sidelines of the November 5 beatification of Venerable Servant of God Maria Carola Cecchin hailed the celebration as a boost to their Christian faith.

Mr. Joseph Muriungi (right) and Mrs. Joyce Muriungi (Left) the Parents of Hillay Msafiri Kiama whose miraculous birth led to the beatification of Sr. Maria Carola. Credit: ACI Africa.

The Story of Blessed Carola’s Death “should speak to us all”: Catholic Bishops in Kenya

Nov 7, 2022

The story of the death of the Catholic Nun who was beatified in Kenya on November 5 should inspire Kenyans to give themselves in the service of the Lord and receive well, in their midst, those involved in the mission of evangelization, members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have said.

Cardinal Antoine Kambanda of Rwanda unveiling the image of Blessed Maria Carola during the beatification ceremony held at Kinoru stadium in Kenya's Meru Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa.

Italian-born Catholic Nun Beatified in Kenya Hailed as “model of a missionary of charity”

Nov 6, 2022

The Cardinal Pope Francis delegated to preside over the beatification of Venerable Servant of God Maria Carola Cecchin has hailed the Italian-born Catholic Nun as “a model of a missionary of charity”.

Mons. Henry Juma Odonya, appointed Bishop of Kenya's Kitale Diocese on 4 November 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Accepts Retirement of Catholic Bishop of Kitale in Kenya, Appoints Successor

Nov 4, 2022

Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Bishop Maurice Anthony Crowley from the pastoral care of the Catholic Diocese of Kitale in Kenya and appointed Mons. Henry Juma Odonya as his successor.

Archbishop Philip Anyolo of Nairobi Archdiocese during CUEA’s  41st graduation ceremony on October 28. Credit: CUEA

Regional Catholic University in Kenya Urged to Form Ethical, “value-based future leaders"

Oct 31, 2022

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) has been challenged to have, as an objective, the formation of ethical and “value-based future leaders”.

Bishop Emeritus Philip Sulumeti of Kenya's Kakamega Diocese during the procession. Credit: ACI Africa

Kenyan Catholic Bishop Marking Episcopal Golden Jubilee Hailed as “giant of faith”

Oct 31, 2022

On the occasion of his Episcopal Golden Jubilee celebration, the pioneer Bishop of Kakamega Diocese in Kenya, Bishop Philip Sulumeti, has been hailed as a “giant of faith”.

Bishop Joseph Mairura Okemwa of Kisii Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Unite Kenyans Regardless of Political, Ethnic Backgrounds: Kenyan Bishop to Politicians

Oct 31, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kisii in Kenya has called on politicians in the East African nation to come to terms with the fact that the general elections ended and to focus on uniting Kenyans regardless of their ethnic backgrounds.