Catholic Church in Kenya

Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe of Kakamega leading pilgrims for a walk to Subukia National Marian Shrine which belongs to the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: Kakamega Diocese

Kenyan Diocese Embarks on 160-Mile Foot Pilgrimage to Marian Shrine for Prayer Day

Sep 29, 2023

Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Kakamega has seen off 200 pilgrims who are trekking some 160 miles to a Marian shrine where they will participate in the country’s annual prayer day slated for October 7.

Bishop Henry Juma Odonya (center) of Kitale Diocese flanked by Bishop John Mbinda of Lodwar (left) and Bishop Cleophas Oseso Tuka (right) of Nakuru Diocese  following a Holy Mass to pray for peace at Kapedo. Credit: KCCB

Catholic Bishops Call for Concerted Efforts in Finding Peace in North Rift Kenya

Sep 28, 2023

A section of Catholic Bishops in Kenya are calling for concerted efforts to find lasting peace in the country’s North Rift region which has been hit by security challenges caused by violent conflicts involving cattle rustling among pastoralist groups.

Credit: Jacob Jeketule Soko

Creating “culture of care”: Actors on Nuns’ Safeguarding Training in Monasteries in Africa

Sep 27, 2023

Contemplative Nuns from some 35 Monasteries in eight Anglophone African countries have been beneficiaries of a training on safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults aimed at creating “a safe church for everybody”.

Mons. Pierre Cibambo, the new president of Caritas Africa. Credit: Caritas Africa.

“We are not operating as an NGO”: New Caritas Africa President on Identity of Caritas

Sep 26, 2023

Caritas is an entity under the auspices of the Catholic Church hierarchy, and as such operates with the goal to witness the person of Jesus Christ, distinct from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), the new President of Caritas Africa has said.

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Catholic Activists Want TikTok’s “sexually provocative” Content Banned in Kenya

Sep 26, 2023

Catholic activists in Africa under their umbrella organization, CitizenGO Africa are calling upon the Kenyan government to ban sexually provocative content on TikTok, a social media platform that has gained rootedness in the East African nation, especially among the youth.

Parishioners of St. Austin's Catholic Church of Kenya's Archdiocese of Nairobi pause to reflect on a Station of the Cross at the Subukia Shrine in the Diocese of Nakuru. Credit: ACI Africa

Pilgrims Share Stories of Conversion and Healing at National Marian Shrine in Kenya

Sep 25, 2023

The steep hill, marked with the Stations of the Cross, leads to a spring of water believed to offer miraculous healing to those who visit Subukia National Marian Shrine in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Nakuru.

Trócaire programme officers held a GBV awareness programme in Luuq, Somalia. Credit: Trócaire

Catholic Bishops’ Entity Seeking to End Gender-Based Violence in Somalia, Helping Victims

Sep 25, 2023

Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, is seeking to end Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Somalia in an initiative that also involves supporting victims of the vice. 

A screenshot of Bishop John Oballa Owaa of Kenya's Ngong' Diocese during the Temporary and Perpetual Profession of 10 members of the Missionary Sisters of Evangelization (MSE) on Friday, September 22. Credit: Capuchin TV

At Religious Profession in Kenya, Bishop Urges Nuns to “pump” Love into Their Communities

Sep 25, 2023

The newly professed members of the Missionary Sisters of Evangelization (MSE) in Kenya have been cautioned against lamenting about the lack of love in Religious communities, and instead challenged to “pump that love” into their respective communities. 

Patients wait outside Wenje Catholic Health Facility. Credit: Fr. Fred Wafula

Relief as Spiritans Establish Medical Facility for Kenya’s Marginalized Communities

Sep 24, 2023

For a long time, residents of Wenje, a town in the coast region of Kenya served by the Catholic Diocese of Garissa traveled over 50 kilometers to access medical services at a government hospital.  

Credit: Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network Africa (JENA

Recent Africa Food Systems Forum "pivotal moment" for Feeding: Jesuit Entity Official

Sep 24, 2023

The 2023 Africa Food Systems Forum was an important moment for the world's second-largest and second-most populous continent to explore ways of transforming “its food systems”, an official of the Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network Africa (JENA) has said. 

Members of the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA). Credit: IMBISA

IMBISA Leadership Seeking to Foster “a more inclusive and representative region”

Sep 23, 2023

The leadership of the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) bringing together representatives of Catholic Bishops from nine countries of Southern Africa has expressed the commitment to fostering an inclusive regional association.

Archbishop Anthony Muheria addressing Communication Coordinators, Radio Directors, and Managers on the first day of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Climate change adaptation training at  JJ McCarthy Centre in Nairobi. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Communicators in Kenya Urged “to be ambassadors” of Ecological Conservation

Sep 19, 2023

Catholic communicators in Kenya have been urged to champion the conservation of nature, taking deliberate efforts to correct errors around climate change.

Bishop John Mbinda presenting the Book of the Gospels to newly ordained Deacons. Credit: ACI Africa

Let’s Be “professional” in Preparing Homilies: Catholic Bishop in Kenya to New Deacons

Sep 17, 2023

There is need for members of the Clergy to prepare their homilies, handling their ministry in a “professional” way as they feed the people of God with the word of God, Bishop John Mbinda of Kenya’s Lodwar Diocese has said. 

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Youth in Kenya Join Faith Leaders' Call for Limiting Production, Use of Fossil Fuels

Sep 17, 2023

Youths from various religious denominations in Kenya have joined faith leaders from across the globe in calling for a  Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.   

Archbishop Hubertus Maria van Megen. Credit: ACI Africa

Establish “polluter pays” Principle for Environmental Conservation: Nuncio in Kenya

Sep 16, 2023

There is need to establish an international agreement requiring polluters to pay for the environmental damage they cause, the Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya and South Sudan has said.

Steeven Keezamutima at the Africa Climate Summit. Credit: Brantina boke Chacha

“Diplomatic show”: Catholic Activist on Africa Climate Summit, Says “real issues” Omitted

Sep 13, 2023

Africa’s leaders who gathered in the Kenyan capital city, Nairobi, for the three-day inaugural Africa Climate Summit (ACS) that concluded on September 6 did not address the “real” environmental issues on the continent, a Catholic activist has lamented, and termed the gathering “a diplomatic show”.

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Catholic Activists Demand Ban of Book Promoting “premature sexualization” in Kenya

Sep 12, 2023

Catholic activists in Africa under their umbrella organization, CitizenGO Africa, are calling on the Cabinet Secretary (CS) for the Ministry of Education (MoE) in Kenya to ban a primary school textbook that they say seeks to foster “premature sexualization” of school-going children in the East African nation.

Credit: Jesuits Justice and Ecology Network Africa (JENA)

African Union Admission to G20 Reflection of Pope Francis’ Plea for Global Justice: Jesuit

Sep 11, 2023

The admission of the African Union (AU) to the Group of Twenty, the intergovernmental forum comprising 19 sovereign countries, the European Union (EU) popularly known as the G20, mirrors Pope Francis’ appeal for global justice, an African member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) has said.

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“Profound”: Catholic Priest in Kenya Recalls Cardinal Otunga’s Life of Ceaseless Prayers

Sep 11, 2023

Michael Maurice Cardinal Otunga spent his final days, old and frail, committed to prayer in a home for the elderly people in Kenya.

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen, the Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya and South Sudan presiding over Mass during the Mother Teresa Feast Day Celebration at Home of Mercy, Huruma in the Archdiocese of Nairobi on Tuesday, September 5. Credit: Radio Waumini

Religious, Priestly Life Not about “gold medal for the best behavior”: Nuncio in Kenya

Sep 10, 2023

Joining and living Religious and Priestly Life is not to be compared to a sport competition that involves medals for the best performers, the representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has said.