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The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri and Chairman of the Interfaith Council in Kenya, Anthony Muheria. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Take Lives Seriously, Keep Off In-person Political Rallies: Religious Leaders in Kenya

Sep 11, 2021

 Religious leaders under the auspices of the Interfaith Council on COVID-19 in Kenya have urged politicians in the country to keep off in-person political rallies, saying they are super spreaders of the coronavirus. 

Fidei Donum priests in Kenya assemble for a photo after the completion of their annual meeting at the National Marian Shrine in Subukia, Kenya. Credit: PMS Kenya

Catholic Priests in Kenya’s Hardship Missionary Territories Share Joy of Changing Lives

Sep 10, 2021

One of the greatest sources of joy in the mission to the margins is journeying with people who have never known about Christianity until they receive the Sacraments of the Catholic Church, Fr. Bonaventure Luchidio who coordinates the work of Priests working in Kenya’s hardship missionary territories has said.

A display of Legion of Mary banner by Legionaries outside Holy Family Minor Basilica. Credit: ACI Africa

Nairobi’s Legion of Mary Battles with Declining Numbers as Church Associations Multiply

Sep 9, 2021

The Legion of Mary of Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi is facing a decline in membership, the leadership of the 100-year-old Catholic lay association in the Kenyan Archdiocese has told ACI Africa in an interview.

Bishop Joseph Ndembu Mbatia of Nyahururu Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Deploy Armed Forces, Set Up “permanent military base” in Laikipia: Kenyan Catholic Bishop

Sep 8, 2021

There is need to deploy the armed forces and to put in place “a permanent military base” in Kenya’s Laikipia County amid continued insecurity, a Kenyan Catholic Bishop has said.

Logo of CitizenGo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

International Activist Group Protests against “blasphemous” Catholic-framed Film

Sep 8, 2021

The leadership of an international Catholic activist organization is calling for the stopping of a film it describes as blasphemous and offensive for its portrayal of the Catholic Church.

A poster announcing the launching of the book titled "A Concise Guide to Catholic Church Management, the African Edition.” Credit: Paulines Publications Africa

Newly Edited Book Seeks to Foster Servant Leadership among Catholic Leaders in Africa

Sep 7, 2021

A newly edited book seeking to foster servant leadership among Catholic leaders in Africa has been launched in Nairobi.

Logo of the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association (KCDA). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Doctors in Kenya Condemn Threats against Unvaccinated Government Workers

Sep 7, 2021

Members of the Kenya Catholic Doctors’ Association (KCDA) are advocating for voluntary participation in the COVID-19 vaccination in the country, saying that any move to force people to get inoculated is “unethical and in bad taste.”

Foreground: Image of Servant of God, Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga during Holy Mass at Holy Family Basilica, Nairobi on 6 September 2021, to mark 18 years since the Kenyan Cardinal died. Credit: Archdiocese of Nairobi/Facebook

At Memorial Mass, Kenyan-born Servant of God Remembered for Selfless Service to the Church

Sep 6, 2021

At Holy Mass to mark 18 years since the Servant of God, Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga, died, the Kenyan Cardinal has been remembered for his service to the people of God whom he loved “very very dearly.”

Religious leaders are joined by Red Cross officials for Covid-19 Sensitization exercise and distribution of masks and sanitizers at Kongowea Market in Mombasa. Credit: Archdiocese of Mombasa

Kenyan Catholic Archbishop among Religious Leaders in Renewed COVID-19 Fight at the Coast

Sep 6, 2021

The Catholic Archbishop of Kenya’s Mombasa Archdiocese is among religious leaders spearheading a renewed fight against COVID-19 in the country’s Coastal region.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi of Kenya's Kakamega Diocese accompanied by Fr. Columban Odhiambo during the blessing of the new 19-bed capacity Renal Unit at St. Mary's Mumias Hospital. The initiative was realized in partnership with Africa Healthcare Network. Credit: St. Mary's Mumias Hospital/Kakamega Diocese

How a Bank Donation Has Made COVID-19 Situation at a Kenyan Catholic Hospital Manageable

Sep 2, 2021

The leadership of St. Mary's Mission Hospital Mumias, one of the Catholic health facilities in Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese, is taking pride in the manner the situation at the facility has transformed, attributing the positive turn of events to a bank donation.

Mr. Chris Wamalwa, a Kenyan Catholic Lawmaker, receiving the St. Mother Teresa Award. Credit: Chris Wamalwa Facebook

Kenyan Lawmaker Awarded for Promoting Human Life, Says He’s “motivated to go further”

Sep 1, 2021

The Kenyan Member of Parliament (MP) who received an international award for his effort in pro-life activities has told ACI Africa that the international recognition motivates him to do more to promote human life.   

Bishop Willybard Lagho commissions 160 new members of the Catholic Women Association at Bishop Francis Baldacchino Primary School Grounds on 29 August 2021. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Malindi/Kenya

Catholic Bishop in Kenya Calls for Parental Support in Fostering Priestly Vocation

Sep 1, 2021

The Bishop of Kenya’s Malindi Diocese has called upon parents in his Episcopal See to encourage vocations to the Priesthood in their respective families amid an increasing number of Parishes in the Kenyan Diocese.

Sr. Jane Wakahiu. Credit: ACWECA

Catholic Sisters Living with Alzheimer’s in Africa to Benefit from New Endowment Fund

Aug 27, 2021

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is creating an endowment fund to support Religious Congregations that are struggling to provide quality care to Catholic Sisters suffering from Alzheimer’s, members of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) have been told.

Sr. Bibiana Ngundo, a lecturer in African Culture and Religion at Kenya’s Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) during her presentation at the ongoing 18th Plenary Assembly for the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA). Credit: ACWECA

Align Formation Programs for Religious in Africa to New World Realities: Catholic Nun

Aug 26, 2021

There is a need to revise the old formation programs for those joining Religious Life in Africa to match the positive and negative realities of the current society, a Catholic Nun in Kenya has said.

Credit: ACWECA

Catholic Sisters in Africa Asked to Go Beyond “community projects” to Sustain Congregation

Aug 25, 2021

A Kenyan Nun is advocating for Catholic Sisters in Africa to be allowed, while adhering to the evangelical council of obedience, to join sectors of society that offer a “better pay” in view of sustaining their respective Religious Congregations that are facing tough financial times.

From left; Sr. Pasilisa Namukoye, ÀOSK Executive  Secretary, Sr. Mary Cecilia Njeri, ACWECA President, Sr. Hellen Badhiho ACWECA General Secretary. Credit: AMECEA

Catholic Sisters in Africa Urged to Remain True to Calling Despite Disappointments

Aug 23, 2021

Members of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) have been urged to remain true to their role models especially when Religious Life does not turn out the way they expected it to be.

The Official Logo of CitizenGo. Credit: CitizenGo

International Catholic Entity Initiates Campaign against Euthanasia in South Africa

Aug 22, 2021

The African branch of the International Catholic activist organization, CitizenGo Africa, has initiated an online campaign to stop ongoing discussions about legalizing euthanasia in South Africa.

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At Conference, Kenyan Bishop Calls for Actualization of Fratelli Tutti at Community Levels

Aug 20, 2021

A Kenyan Catholic Bishops has challenged religious leaders across the globe to identify ways of actualizing Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter on human fraternity and social friendship, Fratelli Tutti, at community levels.

Fr. Paul Ndungu of Kenya's Nyahururu Diocese (right), the first Priest to purchase the newly published Swahili Liturgical Books on 14 August 2021 at the Paulines Communication Centre in Nairobi, pose for a photo alongside two Daughters of St Paul, Sr. Clara Zaniboni (next to Fr. Paul) and Sr. Metrine Nafula (between two customers). Credit: Sr. Olga Massango/Daughters of St Paul, Nairobi

Catholic Church in Kenya Sets Date to Phase Out Old Liturgical Book for Priests

Aug 19, 2021

The newly released Misale ya Kiroma (Roman Missal) is set to become “obligatory” in celebrating Holy Mass towards the end of this year, phasing out the old one, Catholic Bishops Kenya have said in a preliminary page of the new Swahili Missal.

A poster showing copies of Liturgical Books in Kiswahili. Credit: Paulines Publications of Africa

Relief as Catholic Church in Kenya, Tanzania Gets Approved Liturgical Books in Kiswahili

Aug 18, 2021

Barely a week after the Misale ya Kila Siku (Daily Missal) and the Misale ya Kiroma (Roman Missal) jetted into Kenya from Italy where they were printed, members of the Daughters of St. Paul who run the Paulines Publications of Africa have already sold thousands of copies of the liturgical books across the East African country and continue to receive orders of the copies from various Catholic institutions in the country.