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

Seven Issues of Concern Bishops in Kenya Want Addressed amid Search for Peace, Unity

Dec 9, 2020

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have, in a collective statement, highlighted seven issues, which they want attended to urgently amid a search for lasting peace and unity in the East African nation.

Bishop Virgilio Pante, IMC with the graduates of St. John Paul II Sabbatical Program. / ACI Africa

Kenyan Sabbatical Program Lauded for “ongoing transformation” of Clergy, Religious

Dec 8, 2020

A sabbatical program undertaken at a Kenyan Diocese has been lauded for facilitating the “transformation” of members of the Clergy and women Religious who participate in the four-month renewal course.

Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba, with Sisters Nancy Omete, Gladys Otwori, Norah Nyausi, and Jacqlyne Ngoge who professed their final vows Saturday, December 5 in Kenya's Nakuru Diocese. / ACI Africa.

In Africa, “families can be obstacle to vocations”, Kenyan Bishop Cautions at Profession

Dec 6, 2020

In Africa, family ties can hinder those who have devoted their entire lives to the service of God’s people as Religious and Clergy from this commitment, a Kenyan Bishop has cautioned.

Fr. Michael Otieno Odiwa, appointed by Pope Francis as Bishop pf Kenya's Homabay Diocese.

Clergy, Religious, Laity in Kenya’s Homabay Diocese Elated at New Bishop’s Appointment

Nov 30, 2020

Members of the Clergy, Religious men and women serving in Kenya’s Homabay Diocese and Lay faithful have expressed their jubilation at the news of the appointment of a new Bishop for the Diocese.

Age Limit for Public Worship Revised in Kenya amid Surge in Reported COVID-19 Cases

Nov 27, 2020

The leadership of the Catholic Archbishop-led Interfaith Council in Kenya has, among other guidelines, revised the ages of congregants allowed to participate in public worship in the East African nation.

Health workers attend to COVID-19 patients in the intensive care unit of an isolation and treatment center for those with COVID-19 in Machakos, South of the capital Nairobi, in Kenya. / AP

Bishops in Kenya Fault Government for “leaving health-care workers exposed, vulnerable”

Nov 20, 2020

The failure by Kenya’s government to “consistently” support the healthcare system despite availability of funds is a concern for Catholic Bishops in the East African nation who fault the country’s leadership for “leaving health-care workers exposed and vulnerable.”

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) at the end of their Plenary Assembly in Subukia.

Kenya’s Bishops Express Reservations about “Building Bridges Initiative”, Want CONSENSUS

Nov 12, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have expressed their reservations about the “Building Bridges Initiative” (BBI) report, highlighting the gaps that need to be addressed in what they describe as “a draft in progress.”

Kenyan Dioceses Commence Countrywide Training to Combat Gender-Based Violence

Nov 7, 2020

Dioceses in Kenya have embarked on a series of trainings for pastoral agents to address the rising incidences of Gender-based Violence (GBV) in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

President Uhuru Kenyatta holding talks with Pope Francis at the Vatican Friday, November 6, 2020. / Vatican News.

Kenya’s President Meets Pope Francis in Historic Visit, “bilateral relations highlighted”

Nov 6, 2020

Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta met Pope Francis on Friday, November 6 at the Vatican, making him the first Head of State of the East African nation to pay the Holy Father a courtesy visit at the Holy See, the headquarters of the Catholic Church.

UN Treaty on Transnational Corporations (TNCs) and Human Rights.

Bishops in Kenya Urge Government to Support UN Treaty on Transnational Corporations

Nov 5, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have called on the government to support the second revised draft of the UN Treaty on Transnational Corporations (TNCs) and Human Rights, which seeks to prevent the occurrence of human rights abuses in the context of business activities.

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

Why Catholics at a Kenyan Parish Avoided Holy Communion for Five Years

Nov 3, 2020

It took Fr. James Kinoti five years to get the first Catholics at St. Catherine of Alexandria Tarasaa Parish of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Malindi to partake of Holy Communion during Eucharistic celebrations at a particular outstation where the faithful had avoided the Sacrament for years.

Late Bishop Ambrogio Ravasi who died October 30 in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi of heart-related complications.

Late Italian-born Bishop in Kenya Mourned as “devout shepherd, of impeccable character”

Oct 30, 2020

The late Bishop Ambrogio Ravasi who served as the second Bishop of Kenya’s Marsabit Diocese until his retirement in November 2006 is being remembered as a “devout shepherd” and “a man of impeccable character and heroic virtues.”

Some Catholic nuns during the National Prayer Day at the Subukia National Shrine in Nakuru, on October 5, 2019.

Clergy, Religious in Kenya Challenged to Leave Comfort Zones, to Venture into Peripheries

Oct 23, 2020

A majority of members of the Clergy and Religious Orders in Kenya are found in the country’s capital, Nairobi that offers better living standards, a Catholic Cleric ministering in the country has observed and called on Religious men and women not to shy away from missions characterized with hardships.

A poster announcing the three-day online workshop for pastoral agents in Kenya. / Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB).

“Collaborate with shared purpose, to do the work of Christ,” Pastoral Agents in Kenya Told

Oct 22, 2020

The need for pastoral agents to collaborate in their mission of evangelization has been emphasized at the start of a three-day virtual workshop that is bringing together Clerics and religious men and women involved in pastoral animation in Kenya.

The incoming RSCK Chairman, Fr. Robert Karanja Ireri  (R) and the Vice Chairman, Br. Placid Kaburu (L) taking oath of office soon after their October 14 election during RSCK's annual general meeting in Nairobi. / Courtesy

Fostering Collaboration among Plans for New Kenya’s Male Religious Superiors Chair

Oct 18, 2020

Fostering collaboration with other Church entities in Kenya in view of promoting evangelization in the East African nation is one of the objectives of the newly elected Chairman of the Religious Superiors’ Conference of Kenya (RSCK), the forum that brings together representatives of the male Religious Orders and Societies of Apostolic Life in Kenya.

Chairman of Dialogue Reference Group (DRG), Catholic Archbishop Martin Kivuva of the Archdiocese of Mombasa addresses the media during a Friday, October 16 press conference in Nairobi.

Kenya’s Religious Leaders Call for National Dialogue to “defuse tension in the country"

Oct 16, 2020

Religious leaders in Kenya have called for an inclusive national dialogue that would involve “all Kenyans” in view of defusing tensions that have characterized the political landscape in the East African nation.

Religious Leaders, dignitaries, and other invited guests raise their hands in a gesture of worship during the National Prayer Day held at State House Nairobi on March 21, 2020. / State House, Nairobi Kenya.

Religious Leaders Encourage Kenyans to Pray for “national healing, restoration”

Oct 10, 2020

Members of Kenya’s Interfaith Council have, in a statement through their Chairman, called on citizens of the East African nation to pray for the country’s healing and restoration during the National Prayer Weekend that commenced Friday, October 9. 

Kenyan Diocese Disowns Priest, Seminarian Linked to Controversial Religious Order

Oct 5, 2020

The leadership of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Murang’a has cautioned various Church institutions in the East African country against recognizing two men who reportedly going around the country identifying themselves as a Priest and a Seminarian of the “Congregation of Franciscans of Our Lady of the Poor”

President Uhuru Kenyatta during meeting with representatives of religious leaders in Kenya Friday, September 25. / Kenya’s State House in Nairobi.

"Speak boldly against vices holding Kenya Back”: President Kenyatta to Religious Leaders

Sep 25, 2020

The President of Kenya has challenged religious leaders in the country to “speak boldly” against practices that stand in the way of progress and growth in the East African nation, noting that nation building is a shared responsibility.

Fr. Bonaventure Luchidio, the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Kenya. / ACI Africa

Redefine Pastoral Work to Have Mission Dimension, Pastoral Agents in Kenya Told

Sep 25, 2020

The need to ensure that the ministry of evangelization includes a dimension of mission as reaching out to the people of God has been emphasized at the ongoing three-day virtual workshop that has brought members of the Clergy and Religious involved in pastoral animation in Kenya.