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Teachers in Maputo, Mozambique, attended technical training as part of collaborative effort. Credit: Salesian Missions

On World Teachers’ Day, Salesians Highlight Programs that Support Teachers in Africa

Oct 6, 2021

On the annual World Teachers’ Day marked October 5, members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) have highlighted programs supporting teachers around the globe including Africa.

A screenshot of part of the proceedings at the Subukia National Marian Shrine in Kenya's Ctholic Diocese of Nakuru on Saturday, October 2. Credit: Capuchin Tv

Catholic Bishop in Kenya Invites Prayer for “servant leaders” Ahead of Country’s Elections

Oct 5, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of Kenya’s Marsabit Diocese has urged the people of God in Kenya to start praying to get hardworking leaders who will have the people’s interests at heart as campaigns toward August 2022 general elections gain momentum.

A poster of the book titled “African Theology in 21st Century: A Call to Baraza” Credit: Pauline Publications Africa

Newly Launched Book Aims to Give Deeper Insight into Future of African Theology: Editor

Oct 3, 2021

Readers of a newly launched book are expected to gain deeper insight into the future of African Theology through “a baraza”, one of the editors of the book that is a tribute to an African scholar said at the book launch.

UCAP President, George Sunguh. Credit: George Sunguh

Catholic Journalists in Africa Urged to “consolidate resources to help in evangelization”

Oct 3, 2021

The leadership of the Union of the African Catholic Press (UCAP) is encouraging Catholic Journalists in Africa to “consolidate resources” that can foster the Church’s mission of evangelization.

Participants of the Economy of Francesco Africa Hub Regional Meeting. Credit: ACI Africa

Two-day Youth Gathering in Nairobi Discussed Future of African Economies: Jesuit Priest

Oct 1, 2021

The future of the economy in various African nations has been at the center of a two-day youth forum organized by the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) in collaboration with the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

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

Religious Leaders Caution Kenyans against Political Gatherings amid COVID-19

Sep 29, 2021

Members of the Interfaith Council on COVID-19 in Kenya are urging citizens of the East African nation to keep off political gatherings which are potential spreaders of the coronavirus.

People with disabilities at the launch of the disability awareness handbook. Credit ACI Africa

Catholic Education Facility in Kenya Launches Manual to Foster Disability Awareness

Sep 26, 2021

A Catholic education facility in Kenya’s Ngong Diocese has launched a handbook aimed at fostering awareness about people living with disabilities in view of addressing cases of “unequal and discriminatory treatment” amid COVID-19 challenges.

Bishop Willybard Lagho with parishioners of Ndeu Outstation at the new Church under construction on 11 September 2021. Credit; Malindi Diocese

Parishioners of Catholic Outstation in Kenya Reinitiating Inactive Members Back to Faith

Sep 25, 2021

Members of St. Paul’s Catholic Church Ndeu, an Outstation of St. John the Evangelist Hindi Parish of Kenya’s Malindi Diocese, are visiting non-practicing Parishioners in view of bringing them back to the Catholic faith.

Photo of late Sr. Marie Therese Gacambi. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Sisters in Kenya Mourn Founding Superior General who “took after Mary’s heart”

Sep 24, 2021

Sr. Marie Therese Gacambi lived true to the values of her model Mother Mary in the way she encouraged deep reflection, humility, and obedience to Jesus among members of the Assumption Sisters of Nairobi (ASN) in Kenya, where she was the first African Superior General.

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Catholic Entity in Africa Mobilizing Signatures to Advocate for Climate Friendly Decisions

Sep 24, 2021

The leadership of Laudato Si’ Movement in Africa, a Catholic organization championing for the care of the earth and ecological justice, is calling on Christians across the continent to append their signatures to the Healthy Planet, Healthy People Catholic Petition and lobby political leaders to make climate friendly decisions.

Bishop Maurice Muhatia of Kenya's Nakuru Diocese during the webinar was organized by the Paulines Publications Africa to create awareness on the Synod on Synodality that is set to solemnly open next month in Rome. Credit: Sr. Olga Massango

Synodal Process Not Advocating for “democratic Church”, Kenyan Catholic Bishop Clarifies

Sep 21, 2021

The Synod on Synodality specifically stands out for including the people of God at the local level in the decision-making processes of the Church. This, according to a Kenyan Catholic Bishop, does not however translate to some form of democracy where opinions will be accepted outside the hierarchical structures of the Church.

The Official Logo of CitizenGo. Credit: CitizenGo

International Catholic Entity Protests UN Women’s Campaign for Gender-Neutral Language

Sep 19, 2021

The leadership of CitizenGo, a Catholic organization spearheading family issues, has petitioned officials of The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), protesting against campaigns for gender neutrality that advocate for “scrapping the words ‘feminine’ and ‘woman’”. 

Poster announcing an online workshop of the Commission for Clergy and Religious of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops. Credit: Pontifical Mission Societies Kenya

Religious in Kenya Urged to Limit Commitment to Families, Focus on Evangelization

Sep 19, 2021

Commitment of women and men Religious to their families is slowly killing the spirit of evangelization in Kenya, members of the Commission for Clergy and Religious of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have said.

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

Catholic Bishops in Kenya “deeply concerned” about Violence in Three Dioceses

Sep 18, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have voiced their concern about the ongoing violence in Laikipia, Kerio Valley and Marsabit, areas that fall within the Kenyan Dioceses of Nyahururu, Kitale and Marsabit, respectively. 

The Apostolic Administrator of Kenya's Nairobi Archdiocese, Bishop David Kamau. Credit: Archdiocese of Nairobi

“We endeavor to be a sign of hope to families”: Kenyan Bishop Appeals for Humanitarian Aid

Sep 17, 2021

Days after Kenya’s President declared drought a national disaster, humanitarian assistance is being sought for family members struggling to make ends meet in the Archdiocese of Nairobi.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi of Kenya's Kakamega Diocese. Credit: Kakamega Diocese

Kenyan Catholic Bishop Discourages Priests “from soliciting for funds from politicians”

Sep 16, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese has “strongly discouraged” members of the Clergy from reaching out to politicians for funds.

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

Nine Issues of Concern Catholic Bishops in Kenya Want Addressed to “keep hope alive”

Sep 15, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have, in a collective statement, outlined nine issues of concern, which they want addressed to keep alive the hope of the citizens of the East African nation.

Synod on the Family meeting in the Synod Hall in Vatican City on Oct. 21, 2015./ L’Osservatore Romano.

Jesuit President in Africa Lauds Synod on Synodality, Says Process Not “one-off” Event

Sep 15, 2021

The President of Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) has lauded the Synod on Synodality, which Pope Francis announced earlier this year to solemnly open next month, on 9–10 October 2021 in Rome.

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Nyeri Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Archbishop in Kenya Emphasizes Bishops’ Ban on Political Campaigns in Churches

Sep 13, 2021

Politicians in Kenya have been cautioned against using church premises including the pulpit for their political campaigns.

Catholic Bishops in Kenya. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Lobby Government to Participate in UN Conference: Kenya's Bishops Charge Lawmakers

Sep 12, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Kenya are urging Members of Parliament (MPs) to pressurize the government to “actively participate” in the planned United Nations (UN) Binding Treaty negotiations.