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Religious Leaders in Kenya Announce Weekly Prayers, Fasting Ahead of 2022 Elections

Jan 21, 2022

Religious leaders in Kenya have called upon the people of God in the East African country to set aside a day each week to pray and fast for a smooth national election set for later this year.

Screengrab of Sr. Millicent Omondi during the 'Around the Table show' on Capuchin TV in prelude to the Sunday of the Word of God. Credit: Sr. Olga Massango

Align Small Christian Community Programs to the Word of God: Catholic Nun in Kenya

Jan 20, 2022

Programs of Small Christian Communities (SCC) and other Bible study groups in the Church can be amended to give more focus on the word of God, a member of the Pious Society of the Daughters of St. Paul (FSP) in Kenya has said.

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Kenya-based Catholic University’s Planned Ecumenical Service to Promote Christian Unity

Jan 19, 2022

As part of its activities to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU), the leadership of Kenya-based Tangaza University College (TUC) has planned for an ecumenical prayer service during which the unity of believers is to be emphasized, a Catholic Priest involved in the initiative has told ACI Africa. 

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At Start of Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Priest Urges Defense of Human Dignity

Jan 18, 2022

A Catholic Priest at the helm of the International Ecumenical Movement-Kenya Chapter (IEM-K) has, in his message for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU), called on all followers of Christ to unite in the defense of human dignity and the freedom of worship. 

Brothers of the Congregation of our Lady, Mother of Mercy (CMM) who have been selected for the new mission in Zambia. Credit: cmmbrothers.org.

Kenyan Religious Brothers Set to Pioneer New Mission in Zambia Alongside Native Confrere

Jan 16, 2022

Three Kenyan-born Religious Brothers are preparing to leave for Zambia alongside their confrere who hails from the Southern African nation, as pioneer members of their Congregation in the country. 

New book on child Safeguarding launched at a Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar event on Saturday, 15 January 2022. Credit: JCAM

Jesuits’ Safeguarding Training Seeks to End Abusive Child Raising Structures in Africa

Jan 14, 2022

Most African cultures have a harsh way of raising children and do not always distinguish between disciplining the younger members of society and child abuse, a Kenyan child Safeguarding official at the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) has said.

Bishop John Oballa Owaa of Kenya's Ngong Diocese. Credit: Courtesy

Catholic Bishop in Kenya Faults Politicians’ Recent "retrogressive" Hate Speech Remarks

Jan 12, 2022

The recent cases of hate speech from politicians in Kenya is an issue of concern for a Kenyan Catholic Bishop who has described the talks as “retrogressive” and called for an end to utterances that threaten the peace of the East African nation.

Together for a New Africa graduation in Burundi. Credit: Together for a New Africa

“Together for a New Africa” Pioneer Group Graduate at a Colorful Ceremony

Jan 9, 2022

The first group of participants in Together for a New Africa (T4NA), a network of former students of Italy-based Sophia University Institute and other young leaders across Africa, have graduated after completing a three-year leadership course.

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Faith Leaders in Africa Seek to Educate Migrants on How to Identify Human Traffickers

Jan 8, 2022

Representatives of various Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) and Civil Societies Organizations (CSOs) in Africa have sought to educate African migrants on ways they can identify their potential traffickers. 

Participants in the Together for a New Africa in Rwanda follow an session to close the four-year young African leaders project. Credit: Together for a New Africa

Reignite “spirit of Ubuntu” in Conserving Environment, Catholic Facilitator at Training

Jan 6, 2022

The popular and emotive African philosophy of Ubuntu goes beyond how a person relates with other human beings, participants in Together for a New Africa (T4NA), a network of former students of Italy-based Sophia University and other young leaders across Africa, have been told.

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Young African Leaders’ Initiative to Establish “permanent Centre of Excellence” in Kenya

Jan 4, 2022

Members of Together for a New Africa (T4NA), a network of former students of Italy-based Sophia University and other young leaders across Africa, have selected Kenya as the base for their network’s activities across the continent in what is to be “a permanent Centre of Excellence”.

A social worker at St. Joseph's Resource Center of Luanda Catholic Parish in Kenya's Catholic Diocese of Kakamega takes school children through a talk. Credit: St. Joseph's Resource Center

Rehabilitation Facility at Kenyan Catholic Parish to Rescue Youth from Drug Addiction

Jan 3, 2022

Cases of substance abuse in Luanda, a town in western Kenya have dominated the country’s media space on numerous occasions, with experts blaming abuse of drugs and illicit brew for the high prevalence of mental illnesses in the region.

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Caritas Internationalis Launches Awareness Campaign to Protect Access to Natural Resources

Jan 3, 2022

The leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), has launched a three-year campaign to educate the people of God across the globe about the “urgent need to restore, protect and renew access to natural resources.”

Children and young people living with disabilities at Orione Community Training Centre in Kenya's Catholic Diocese of Ngong Credit: Orione Community Training Centre

Catholic Special Needs School Faults Kenyan Media for Sidelining Persons with Disabilities

Jan 2, 2022

Persons living with disabilities (PWDs) are not receiving adequate media coverage in terms of highlighting issues that surround their lives, an official at Orione Community Training Centre that caters for special needs children in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Ngong has said.

Fr. Paul  Igweta Coordinator   Promoting Integral Human Development Department. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Church in Africa “must” Uphold Dignity of Human Persons amid Conflicts: AMECEA Official

Dec 29, 2021

The church in Africa has a responsibility of promoting human dignity and showing solidarity with people especially in areas experiencing conflicts, an official at the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) has said.

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Jesuits in Africa Laud Latest World Bank-facilitated Fund to “low-income countries”

Dec 24, 2021

Officials of the Jesuit Conference for Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) have lauded the international community for the latest fund to “low-income countries” in their efforts to recover from COVID-19 challenges.  

Bishop Lagho with parishioners of Soroko Mission Stations in Witu Zone of St. Joseph Freinademetz Parish Witu-Kipini. Credit: Moses Mpuria

“Give me Priests”, Kenyan Bishop Challenges Parishioners, Urges Vocation Promotion

Dec 23, 2021

A Catholic Bishop in Kenya has challenged parishioners who asked him to assign more Priests to their Parish to instead facilitate the provision of members of the Clergy by promoting Priestly vocations in their respective families.

The Bishop-elect of Kenya’s Diocese of Bungoma, Msgr. Mark Kadima
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Pioneer of South Sudan Apostolic Nunciature Appointed Bishop for Kenya’s Bungoma Diocese

Dec 14, 2021

The Catholic Priest who spearheaded the establishment and official opening of the South Sudan Apostolic Nunciature as its pioneer Chargé d’Affaires has been appointed Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Bungoma in Kenya. 

Photos of 33 people who lost their lives in the Saturday, December 4 Seminary bus tragedy at Enzui River in Kenya’s Kitui Diocese. Credit: Kitui Diocese

At Requiem Mass for Souls of Seminary Bus Tragedy in Kenya, Bishop Cautions against Graft

Dec 9, 2021

At the requiem Mass for the souls of 33 people who lost their lives in the Saturday, December 4 Seminary bus tragedy at Enzui River in Kenya’s Kitui Diocese, the Catholic Bishop of the Kenyan Diocese has cautioned against graft.

A section of prison officers in charge of juvenile correctional facilities in Kenya pose for a photo session after completing a training by the African Jesuit AIDS Network (AJAN) at Kamiti Maximum Prison. Credit: African Jesuit AIDS Network

Jesuits Equip Kenyan Prison Officers with “life skills” to Help Young Offenders

Dec 7, 2021

Over 20 prison officers who oversee the custody of hundreds of youths at juvenile correctional institutions in Kenya have successfully undergone training to help them in equipping young offenders with important life skills.