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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.

A poster announcing the three-day virtual workshop bringing together mainly members of the Clergy and Religious involved in pastoral animation in Kenya. / Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB).

Embrace Technology, Discover New Ways to “be Connected”: Kenyan Bishop to Pastoral Agents

Sep 24, 2020

COVID-19 restrictions put the people of God in unfamiliar situations that limited their interactions, a Kenyan Bishop noted at the start of a virtual workshop bringing together mainly members of the Clergy and Religious involved in pastoral animation in Kenya whom the Bishop encouraged to come to terms with the new reality and embrace technology, seeking new ways to “be connected” with others.

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

Kenya’s Reproductive Bill 2019 “unconstitutional, be withdrawn”: Bishops to Senators

Sep 23, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have told members of the country’s Senate Committee for Health that the controversial Reproductive Healthcare Bill 2019 “is inconsistent with the constitution” and needs to be withdrawn from the house “because it cannot be redeemed.”

Late Bishop Linus Okok Okwach who died September 13 at St. Monica’s hospital, Kisumu in western Kenya.

Late Kenyan Bishop Eulogized as Educationist, Great Example of Humility

Sep 14, 2020

Kenyans from all walks of life have paid tribute to the late Bishop Linus Okok Okwach, the emeritus and founding Bishop of Kenya’s Homabay Diocese, terming the Prelate who died Saturday, September 12 as a true example of faith with deeds, an educationist and an epitome of humility.

Logo Pacis Insurance Company.

Catholic Insurance Firm in Kenya Set to Mark 15 Years of “diligent stewardship”

Sep 11, 2020

Pacis Insurance Company, which was established by the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) to address the financial needs of the Catholic Church in Kenya will, on Sunday, September 13, be celebrating 15 years of “diligent stewardship” and ensuring the smooth running of Church activities in the East African country, officials of the financial institution have told ACI Africa.

Bishops lay hands on Bishop-elect Joseph Mwongela during Episcopal Ordination Mass Saturday, August 29, 2020. / ACI Africa

Newly Ordained Bishop in Kenya Urges “humble service” in Maiden Speech

Aug 30, 2020

The newly ordained Bishop of Kenya’s Diocese of Kitui has, in his maiden speech, urged those overseeing various sectors in the East African nation to embrace humility in their line of duty.

Archbishop Philip Anyolo, Chairman Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) reading the message of the Bishops at Episcopal Ordination of the new Bishop of Kenya’s Kitui diocese, Saturday, August 29.

Eight Issues of Concern for Bishops in Kenya Who Want “the good of everyone”

Aug 30, 2020

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have, in a collective message titled “Conscience: A Path to Life”, outlined eight issues affecting the East African nation, calling on Kenyans to be vigilant and “do what is right for the good of everyone.”

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Kenya's Nyeri Archdiocese.

Constitution “be a guide for higher, more noble goals”: Kenyan Prelate at Anniversary

Aug 29, 2020

At the Eucharistic celebration organized to mark a decade since the promulgation of Kenya’s Constitution, the Archbishop of Nyeri in the East African country has urged the citizenry to use the Supreme Law of the Land as a guide for establishing a set of “higher and more noble goals.”

A copy of the Kenyan constitution promulgated on August 27, 2010.

Kenya’s Religious Leaders Identify Implementation Gaps in 10-year-old Constitution

Aug 27, 2020

On the tenth anniversary of the promulgation of the Kenyan Constitution marked August 27, religious leaders in the East African country have identified gaps in the implementation of the document, and are now calling on various stakeholders to work towards “faithful and transformative implementation.”

Members of the Dialogue Reference Group (DRG) in Kenya.

COVID-19 Funds: Kenya’s Religious Leaders Say “uncontrolled corruption witnessed immoral”

Aug 26, 2020

Religious leaders in Kenya have condemned the reported misappropriation of COVID-19 funds describing the practice as “the madness of uncontrolled corruption” and “immoral.”

Fr. John Anthony Kaiser / Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC) of Kenya

“Where is justice?”: Kenyan Bishop at Anniversary of Assassinated American Cleric

Aug 24, 2020

Two decades after the reported assassination of the U.S.-born Mill Hill Missionary, Fr. John Anthony Kaiser, a Kenyan Bishop has decried the failure on the part of relevant authorities to account for the death of the Cleric who was vocal about injustices and fought for the rights of the marginalized in society.

Some Pro-life members at a previous March in Kenya's capital Nairobi.

Pro-Life Groups in Kenya Renew Commitment against Proposed Reproductive Health Care Bill

Aug 18, 2020

Some 26 pro-life groups in Kenya have, in a collective statement, renewed their opposition to the Reproductive Health Care Bill (2019) that is currently in the Senate.

Kenya's Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe cuts the tape at Kiriaini Mission Hospital, marking the opening of its new ultramodern outpatient wing. Looking on is Bishop James Maria Wainaina.

Government of Kenya Recognizes Catholic Church’s “care, love, support” Through Healthcare

Jul 17, 2020

Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Health has acknowledged with appreciation the “care, love and support offered everyday” by the Catholic Church through healthcare programs in the hundreds of health facilities, which Church leaders have established in the Dioceses across the country.

KCCB Chairman, Archbishop Philip Anyolo presiding over a televised Mass at the Holy Family Minor Basilica in Nairobi. / Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC)

Reopening Kenya “dependent on taking personal, social responsibility seriously”: Bishops

Jul 13, 2020

After Kenya’s Government announced the “conditional” and partial easing of COVID-19 restrictions last week, Catholic Bishops in the  East African nation have called on the people of God in the East African nation to take “personal and social responsibility seriously” if the country has to reopen.

Bishop Paul Njiru Kariuki, the Chairman of KCCB's Commission for Education and Religious Education.

“Dear learners, continue studying at home”: Kenyan Bishop on Extended School Closure

Jul 8, 2020

The Bishop overseeing the Commission for Education of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has encouraged students to continue undertaking educational and creative activities at home following the announcement that schools in the East African country will remain closed until January 2021 at the earliest due to COVID-19.