Catholic Church in Kenya

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Kenya’s Christian Professionals Vow to Restore Family Culture after Pro-Homosexual Ruling

Mar 27, 2023

Christian Professionals in Kenya have vowed to reinstate the “culture of life and family” in the East African nation following Kenya's Supreme Court ruling that gave Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ) persons the right to form associations.

Front page of the newly published book bearing an imprint of Pope Francis' third visit to Sub-Saharan Africa between January 31 and February 5 by Paulines Publications Africa. Credit: Paulines Publications Africa

Inside Paulines’ Book Bearing Imprint of Pope Francis' Third Visit to Sub-Saharan Africa

Mar 26, 2023

Members of the Pious Society of the Daughters of St. Paul (FSP) in Nairobi, Kenya, have published a book, “Apostolic Journey of His Holiness Pope Francis to Africa”, that engraves the Holy Father's third pastoral visit to Sub-Saharan Africa in readers’ minds.

Mons. Cleophas Oseso Tuka. Credit: Nakuru Diocese

Use Formal Education, Job Creation to Address Decades of Banditry: Bishop-elect in Kenya

Mar 25, 2023

Empowering the people of God in Kenya’s North Rift region through formal education and the creation of “job opportunities” provide a long-term solution to the banditry menace that has been going on for decades, the Bishop-elect of the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru has said.

A section of members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: KCCB/Catholic Justice and Peace Department Facebook

Kenya’s Catholic Bishops Caution Government, Opposition against “stand-off, defiance”

Mar 23, 2023

Resorting to a “stand-off and defiance” on the part of the government and opposition leaders in Kenya will not address the “myriad of problems and crises” ordinary citizens are grappling with, Catholic Bishops in the East African nation have warned.

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“The situation is bad”: AMECEA Leadership Appeals for Malawi Cyclone Survivors

Mar 21, 2023

The Bishop at the helm of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has described the situation of those who have survived the Tropical Cyclone Freddy in Malawi as “bad”.

Fr. Anthony Makunde speaking during a Synodality Resources Team workshop in Nairobi. Credit: ACI Africa

Resource Team for Africa Proposes Synodality as Way to Heal Africa’s Deep-seated Wounds

Mar 19, 2023

Synodality, an invitation for the people of God to journey together irrespective of their differences, which the International Theological Commission defined as “the action of the Spirit in the communion of the Body of Christ and in the missionary journey of the People of God” can facilitate the healing of Africa’s deep wounds, member of the resource team that is working to deepen synodal engagements have said.

Members of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Kenya's Malindi Diocese at Mass on Sunday, February 26. It was the first Mass after the Church remained closed for two months following suspected militant attacks in December last year. Credit: Fr. Alex Kimbi

Joy as Kenyan Catholic Outstation Resumes Mass after Suspected Al Shabaab Attack

Mar 18, 2023

Inside a mud-walled church in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Malindi, Christians of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Kakathe, under St. Joseph Freinademetz Witu-Kipini Parish dance happily during Holy Mass.

Members of the the African Synodality Initiative (ASI) at a workshop that was held at the headquarters of the Jesuits Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) in Nairobi, Kenya to constitute a Synodality Resource Team (SRT) which is expected to deepen the engagement on the Synod on Synodality. Credit: ACI Africa

Laity in Africa Cautioned against Fostering Clericalism, Elevating “the Clergy too much”

Mar 17, 2023

Clericalism is not just a problem of the Clergy, members of the newly constituted Synodality Resource Team (SRT) for Africa have said, and called on the Laity to play their role in de-clericalizing the Church.

Archbishop Andrew Nkea Ifuanya of Cameroon's Archdiocese of Bamenda speaking during a Synodality Resources Team workshop in Nairobi. Credit: ACI Africa

Africa’s Synodality Resource Team to Develop Training Module for Deeper Engagement

Mar 16, 2023

The newly constituted Synodality Resource Team (SRT) for Africa has started developing a manual to be used in various training activities to deepen the understanding of “a Synodal Church”.

Members of the the African Synodality Initiative (ASI) at a workshop that was held at the headquarters of the Jesuits Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) in Nairobi, Kenya to constitute a Synodality Resource Team (SRT) which is expected to deepen the engagement on the Synod on Synodality. Credit: ACI Africa

“Abstract topic”: Archbishop, Others on Initial Misconceptions about Synodality in Africa

Mar 15, 2023

When Catholic Bishops and Priests in Cameroon heard about the Synod on Synodality, which Pope Francis launched in October 2021, some of them flatly opposed it.

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Religious Leaders in Sahel Africa Region to Discuss Security Situation with U.S Lawmakers

Mar 15, 2023

Religious leaders from five African nations in the Sahel region are expected to visit lawmakers in the United States (U.S.) to address the security situation in the region.

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Why is Pope Francis Sometimes Misunderstood? Nigerian Catholic Theologian Explains

Mar 14, 2023

Not everyone, including some Theologians, understands the theology of Pope Francis, a Nigerian-born Catholic Theologian has said.

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Promote Family Values as “your official duty”: Kenyan Catholic Bishop to New Clergy

Mar 13, 2023

The newly ordained Deacons and Priests for the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega in Kenya have been instructed to make the fostering of family values in their “official duty”.

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“He fertilized my brain”: Widely Published Nigerian Priest Inspired by Pope Francis

Mar 12, 2023

With over 100 scholarly publications in just about a decade, Fr. Stan Chu Ilo is inarguably one of the most published Catholic authors in Africa.

Sr. Leonida Katunge having a conversation with Pope Francis during the Holy Father's dialogue with African youths last year. Sr. Katunge was one of the coordinators of the virtual event. Credit: Sr. Leonida Katunge

Catholic Nun in Kenya Lauds Pope Francis for Amplifying Women Voices “like never before”

Mar 12, 2023

In February 2021, Pope Francis appointed Sr. Hermenegild Makoro, a South African Catholic Nun, to the Commission for Methodology of the 2023 Synod of Bishops.

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“Seeks to destroy life”: Catholic Bishops in Kenya on Pro-homosexual Right Court Ruling

Mar 10, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have faulted the Supreme Court for its ruling to allow the registration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).

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African Catholic Activists Call for Prolife Resolutions at Ongoing UN Women’s Conference

Mar 10, 2023

The African branch of the International Catholic activist organization, CitizenGo, is calling on diplomats and negotiators at the ongoing 67th edition of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67) conference to reach pro-life and pro-family resolutions.

Fr.  Bonaventure Luchidio, the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: Fr.  Bonaventure Luchidio

Pope Francis Rootedness in Church Peripheries “a Mother Teresa moment”: Kenyan Priest

Mar 9, 2023

The Church is experiencing “a Mother Teresa moment” with the leadership of Pope Francis who has expressed a deep connectedness with people on the fringes of society in his 10 years at the helm of the Catholic Church.

Fr. Stan Chu Ilo. Credit: PACTPAN

Church Leaders in Africa Urged to Emulate Pope Francis’ Inclusivity Style to Save Numbers

Mar 9, 2023

In his 10 years of leadership of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has prioritized inclusivity, ensuring that all voices, including those of the marginalized, are heard. 

Screengrab of Bishop Joseph Ndembu Mbatia from a video recording that Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) Digital published on Sunday, March 5.

Against “natural order of beings”: Kenyan Catholic Bishop on Support for LGBTQ Tendencies

Mar 6, 2023

The Catholic Bishop of Nyahururu Diocese in Kenya has faulted those expressing support for associations that exist to promote Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) tendencies, saying behaviors related to LGBTQ orientations go against the “natural order of beings”.