Advertisement

KCCB

Bishop Joseph Obanyi of Kenya's Kakamega Diocese accompanied by Fr. Columban Odhiambo during the blessing of the new 19-bed capacity Renal Unit at St. Mary's Mumias Hospital. The initiative was realized in partnership with Africa Healthcare Network. Credit: St. Mary's Mumias Hospital/Kakamega Diocese

How a Bank Donation Has Made COVID-19 Situation at a Kenyan Catholic Hospital Manageable

Sep 2, 2021

The leadership of St. Mary's Mission Hospital Mumias, one of the Catholic health facilities in Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese, is taking pride in the manner the situation at the facility has transformed, attributing the positive turn of events to a bank donation.

Credit: Vatican Media

At Conference, Kenyan Bishop Calls for Actualization of Fratelli Tutti at Community Levels

Aug 20, 2021

A Kenyan Catholic Bishops has challenged religious leaders across the globe to identify ways of actualizing Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter on human fraternity and social friendship, Fratelli Tutti, at community levels.

Fr. Paul Ndungu of Kenya's Nyahururu Diocese (right), the first Priest to purchase the newly published Swahili Liturgical Books on 14 August 2021 at the Paulines Communication Centre in Nairobi, pose for a photo alongside two Daughters of St Paul, Sr. Clara Zaniboni (next to Fr. Paul) and Sr. Metrine Nafula (between two customers). Credit: Sr. Olga Massango/Daughters of St Paul, Nairobi

Catholic Church in Kenya Sets Date to Phase Out Old Liturgical Book for Priests

Aug 19, 2021

The newly released Misale ya Kiroma (Roman Missal) is set to become “obligatory” in celebrating Holy Mass towards the end of this year, phasing out the old one, Catholic Bishops Kenya have said in a preliminary page of the new Swahili Missal.

Fr. James Kinoti serving at St. Catherine of Alexandria Tarasaa Parish in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Malindi. Credit: Fr. James Kinoti

Six Kenyan Catholic Dioceses in Urgent Need of Help as International Funding Plunges

Aug 15, 2021

Kenyan Catholic Dioceses experiencing primary evangelization are among those in urgent need of help owing to the plunge in funding from the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of Faith Universal Fund, a body charged with the duty to assist needy churches across the globe.

Red Confidential/Shutterstock.

PMS Kenya Announces “Missionary Rosary Marathon” to Support Evangelization in Peripheries

Aug 10, 2021

Catholic Parishes across various Dioceses in Kenya are invited to pray the Holy Rosary for those working towards evangelization in the country through the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB).

Credit: catholicgrandparentsassociation

Catholic Bishops in Kenya Call for Closeness with Grandparents ahead of Maiden Celebration

Jul 15, 2021

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have expressed the need for younger members of society to build relationships with their grandparents and other elderly people who they describe as an “indispensable” gift to humanity.

Bishop Joseph Mbatia (right) receiving a donation of  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from Equity bank, a Kenya-based financial institution/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Catholic Mission Hospitals “straining” to Contain Pandemic amid Government Neglect

Jun 20, 2021

Catholic Mission Hospitals are over-stretching their resources while attending to COVID-19 cases in the country, the Bishop at the helm of the Health Commission of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has said.  

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB)/Credit: Courtesy Photo

Seven Issues Catholic Bishops in Kenya Want Addressed for a “peaceful, secure” Country

May 28, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have, in a collective statement issued at the end of their Ordinary Plenary Assembly, outlined seven issues affecting the East African nation, which they want addressed for a “peaceful, secure and prosperous” nation. 

Members of the Interfaith Council in Kenya/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenya’s Interfaith Council Urges Vigilance Following Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions

May 8, 2021

Kenya’s Interfaith Council mandated to guide the resumption of public worship amid COVID-19 pandemic is urging caution following the latest easing of the coronavirus restrictions in the East African nation.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi during the Eucharistic celebration of the World Day of Communication at St. joseph's Cathedral of Kakamega Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Catholic Bishop Cautions against Armchair Journalism, Urges Evidence-based Reports

May 6, 2021

A Catholic Bishop in Kenya has challenged journalists in the East African nation to engage in evidence-based reporting, cautioning against armchair journalism.

Dias Used during the November 26 Papal Mass in Kenya/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenya’s Declaration of 2015 Papal Mass Site as National Monument Honor to Church: Bishops

May 3, 2021

Kenya government’s declaration of the site where Pope Francis presided over public Holy Mass during his 2015 visit to the country as a national monument has been welcomed by the Catholic Bishops in the East African nation, terming it an honor to the Church and the Holy Father. 

Parishioners at St Michael Catholic Mission in Kilifi within Kenya's Catholic Diocese of Malindi at the launch of tree planting activities in the Diocese.

Kenyan Catholic Diocese Launches Model “Church Forest” to Encourage Tree Planting

Apr 14, 2021

Bishop Wilybard Lagho’s passion for environmental conservation dates back to his childhood many years before he became a Priest and ascended to the helm of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Malindi where his passion continues to blossom.

Aerial photos of Kakuma (L) and Dadaab (R) refugee camps in Kenya. Credit: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Kenya’s Intention to Close Refugee Camps “unfortunate, regrettable”: Catholic Bishops

Apr 12, 2021

The intention of Kenya’s government to close Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in the country’s Northern region is “unfortunate” and “regrettable,” Catholic Bishops in the East African nation have said.

Logo of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) / KCCB

Bishops in Kenya Encourage Broadcast, Livestreaming of Holy Week’s Liturgical Celebrations

Mar 20, 2021

Amid restrictions placed on the number of congregants during public worship in Kenya, Catholic Bishops in the East African nation have encouraged the broadcast of the Holy Week’s liturgical celebrations on various media, including livestreaming. 

The newly ordained Bishop of Kenya’s Malindi Diocese, Wilybard Lagho / Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB)

Emulate St. Joseph in your Episcopal Ministry, Nuncio in Kenya tells Newly Ordained Bishop

Mar 19, 2021

The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has told the newly ordained Bishop of Kenya’s Malindi Diocese to emulate St. Joseph in his episcopal ministry.

Kenya Catholic Doctors Association (KCDA) Chairman Dr. Stephen Kimotho Karanja / Dr. Stephen Kimotho Karanja

Kenya’s Catholic Doctors Maintain Stance against COVID Vaccine, Say Mean Well for Africa

Mar 17, 2021

Members of the Kenya Catholic Doctors’ Association (KCDA) have maintained their strong opposition to the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination in the East African nation, saying their caution against the coronavirus vaccine means well for the people in the country and in other African countries seeking to administer the vaccine.

UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Victor Madrigal-Borloz / United Nations Human Rights

UN’s Report on Transgender Ideology Cause for Concern for Bishops in Kenya, Ethiopia

Mar 15, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Kenya and Ethiopia have raised concerns over the contents of a United Nations’ (UN) report that seems to advocate for the controversial transgender ideology.

Screenshot of the webinar that brought together Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) officials from 42 countries / PMS Kenya

PMS Directors in Kenya Join Global Training to Enhance Young Adults’ Church Participation

Mar 12, 2021

Officials of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Kenya were part of the just ended global training that was aimed to boost the engagement of young adults in Church activities.

Seasontime/Shutterstock.

Catholic Bishops in Kenya Endorse COVID-19 Vaccine as “licit, ethically acceptable”

Mar 9, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have endorsed the COVID-19 vaccine that arrived in the country on March 3, saying the inoculation is “licit, ethically acceptable and an act of charity.”

The front cover of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops' (KCCB). 2021 Lenten Campaign booklet. / Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB).

Catholics in Kenya Invited to Foster “inclusive, accountable governance” During Lent 2021

Jan 31, 2021

Bishops in Kenya are inviting Catholics in the East African country to seek to foster “inclusive and accountable governance” as a way of rebuilding the nation during this year’s Lenten Season.