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Don Bosco Boys Town teaches technical skills to youth from economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds in Kenya. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesians Empowering Youth from Disadvantaged Backgrounds in Kenya with Technical Skills

Nov 4, 2021

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) are empowering youth from disadvantaged backgrounds in Kenya with technical skills, officials of the Religious Order have reported.

Archbishop Philip Anyolo (left) and Msgr. Estêvão Binga (right). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Archbishop to be Installed, Auxiliary Bishop for Benguela in Angola Appointed

Nov 3, 2021

The installation of Archbishop Philip Anyolo as the Local Ordinary of Kenya’s Nairobi Archdiocese has been scheduled to take place Saturday, November 20. 

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Drought Situation in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Marsabit "dire", Caritas Director Says

Nov 1, 2021

The people of God in Kenya’s Marsabit Diocese are in urgent need of food and water following a protracted drought in the area covered by the Catholic Diocese, the Executive Director of Caritas Marsabit (CM) has told ACI Africa in an interview.    

Somw members of the Interreligious Council of Kenya. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Embrace civic duty, get registered as voters”: Religious Leaders in Kenya to New Voters

Oct 31, 2021

The ongoing voter registration exercise in Kenya has been characterized with a low turnout, members of the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK) have noted with concern, and called on new eligible voters to “embrace” their civic responsibility by registering as voters.

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Put Human Rights Agenda at Centre of COP 26, Civil Societies Urge African Nations

Oct 30, 2021

Representatives of Africa-based civil society groups have called on governments and climate negotiators who have planned to attend the upcoming 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) to make human rights the centre of their deliberations. 

Some of the PhD graduates at CUEA. Credit: CUEA

Foster Honesty, Truth to Overcome Life's Challenges: Kenyan Catholic Priest to Graduands

Oct 29, 2021

Graduands at a Kenya-based Catholic University have been encouraged to foster honesty and truthfulness to be able to overcome challenges they might encounter in their lives. 

Poster announcing the 9th Harambee Africa International Award that will focus on stories of resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: Harambee Africa International

Deadline for Rome-Based Best African Storytellers Contest “Communicating Africa”, Extended

Oct 29, 2021

Young African storytellers who missed the deadline for the ninth Harambee International Award have been given an opportunity to make their submissions for the coveted prize.

Archbishop Philip Anyolo (left), the new Local Ordinary of Kenya's Nairobi Archdiocese, Mons. António Lungieki Pedro Bengui (center) and Mons. Fernando Francisco (right), appointed Auxiliary Bishops for Angola’s Luanda Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pope Appoints Archbishop for Kenya’s Nairobi Archdiocese, Two Auxiliary Bishops in Angola

Oct 28, 2021

Pope Francis has appointed an Archbishop for the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Nairobi in Kenya and two Auxiliary Bishops for Angola’s Luanda Archdiocese.  

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Catholic Religious Brother Behind Kenya’s Most Successful Athletes Feted

Oct 28, 2021

Kenya’s admirable position in world athletics has been curved by the likes of David Rudisha, Rose Cheruiyot, Lydia Cheromei and other top athletes. But the man who has, for years, shaped these athletes into the crème of the crop that they are today has mostly worked in silence.

Fr. Aniedi Okure, Executive Director, AFJN addressing participants at a conference on land grabbing in Africa. Credit: AFJN

Faith Leaders in Africa Decry “impunity of corporate, elite capture of African land”

Oct 26, 2021

Representatives of various Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs) and Civil Societies Organizations (CSOs) in Africa have, in a joint statement, decried the “capture of African land and natural resources” by what they have called “private actors” and condemned the “impunity” enjoyed by those involved.

Logo of the United Nations (UN). Credit: UN

Catholic Bishops in Kenya Urge Government to Support UN Treaty on Business, Human Rights

Oct 25, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Kenya are calling on the government of the East African nation to fully support the revised draft of the United Nations (UN) Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights at the ongoing negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland.

Credit: South African Faith Communities Environment Institute (SAFCEI)

Faith Leaders in Africa among Signatories to Joint “response to pandemic, climate crisis”

Oct 24, 2021

Faith-based leaders in Africa are among hundreds of “the high-level religious and spiritual leaders who have signed onto the Sacred People, Sacred Heart Statement”, calling for a joint response to the COVID-19 pandemic and “the climate crisis.”

Long-time fictional character Superman. Credit: Public domain

Catholic Entity in Africa Launches Call to Stop “social engineering” through Gay Superman

Oct 23, 2021

The African branch of the International Catholic activist organization, CitizenGo Africa, has initiated an online campaign to stop the introduction of a new Superman, a superhero fictional character with a bisexual identity.     

The Official Logo of the Synod on Synodality. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious in Africa, Youth Share Understanding of Synodality after Launch by Pope Francis

Oct 21, 2021

Synodality is a journey, a “reversed pyramid” and an opportunity to create more engagement among the people of God, young African Catholics and women and men Religious who shared their understanding of the synod which Pope Francis launched October 10 have said.

Logo of CIDSE, the umbrella organization for Catholic development agencies from Europe and North America. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Agencies in Europe, North America Oppose Engineered Methods in Climate Change

Oct 20, 2021

Catholic development agencies in Europe and North America are concerned that the increasing popularity of the use of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and engineered methods in global climate policy may introduce technologies that are more detrimental to the environment.

Bishop Willybard Lagho of Kenya's Malindi Diocese. Credit: Courtesy photo

Inaugurated Synod Process in Kenyan Diocese to Include “those considered as outsiders”

Oct 19, 2021

The process of the Synod on Synodality inaugurated in the Catholic Diocese of Malindi in Kenya seeks to include “those considered as outsiders”, the Local Ordinary of the Kenyan Diocese has said. 

Fr. Boniface Kariuki, Spiritual Director Legion of Mary Nairobi Archdiocese. Credit: Archdiocese of Nairobi

Legion of Mary in Kenyan Archdiocese Eyeing Learners to Battle Declining Numbers

Oct 16, 2021

The leadership of the Legion of Mary of Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi is seeking to strengthen legionaries in schools in an attempt to counter the declining numbers the association is facing, an official of the association has told ACI Africa.

St Mary's Catholic Church Mukuru kwa Njenga after demolition. Credit: Fr. John Munjuri

Demolition of Utilities, Catholic Church in Kenyan Slum “heartbreaking”: Parish Priest

Oct 13, 2021

The demolition of public utilities of a slum in Kenya including a section of St. Mary’s Mukuru kwa Njenga church of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi earlier this week “is heartbreaking,” the Priest in-charge of the Parish in the East of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, has bemoaned. 

From left to right Judith Anyanje - Senior Nursing Oficer - MCH (Mother to Child Healthcare clinic), Fr. Columban Odhiambo -Hospital Administrator, Dr Aimable Niyubahwe - Medical Officer Incharge, Mirabel Maseghe - a mother of 3, one of whom is vaccinated. Credit: Fr. Columban Odhiambo

No More Frequent Malaria Battles for Kenyan Mother after Vaccination at Catholic Hospital

Oct 11, 2021

Parenting was not always easy for Mirabel Maseghe whose first two children were always being admitted to hospital in Western Kenya with severe symptoms of malaria.

Officials of the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and some of the awardees. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Four Catholic School Teachers in Kenya among Tutors Awarded for Exemplary Work

Oct 6, 2021

Four Catholic School teachers in Kenya are among 31 tutors who have been recognized by their employer, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), for their exemplary work in year 2020.