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Benson Njiru Ndwiga and his younger brother Emmanuel Mutura Ndwiga. Credit: Courtesy Photo

International Catholic Entity Demands Justice after Death of Two Sets of Brothers in Kenya

Aug 16, 2021

An international Catholic activist organization has launched an online campaign to compel the government of the East African country to grant justice to families that have lost their members in suspected extra-judicial killings and acts of banditry in the country.

Fr. James Kinoti serving at St. Catherine of Alexandria Tarasaa Parish in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Malindi. Credit: Fr. James Kinoti

Six Kenyan Catholic Dioceses in Urgent Need of Help as International Funding Plunges

Aug 15, 2021

Kenyan Catholic Dioceses experiencing primary evangelization are among those in urgent need of help owing to the plunge in funding from the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of Faith Universal Fund, a body charged with the duty to assist needy churches across the globe.

Some children at a solar-powered well sponsored by Water 4 Mercy. Credit: Water 4 Mercy

How Catholic Entity is Seeking to Provide Permanent Solutions to End Poverty in Africa

Aug 12, 2021

The leadership of Water 4 Mercy, a religious Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), is working towards ending the cycle of poverty in Africa by offering clean water and agricultural technologies.

Some youth leaders during the training session in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. Credit: DBYES Nairobi/Facebook

Youth Animators in Kenya Undergo Training to Enhance Participation in Church Activities

Aug 11, 2021

Youth leaders and animators across various Catholic Parishes in Kenya have completed a training on a manual designed to improve the experience of young people in their church meetings and activities.

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PMS Kenya Announces “Missionary Rosary Marathon” to Support Evangelization in Peripheries

Aug 10, 2021

Catholic Parishes across various Dioceses in Kenya are invited to pray the Holy Rosary for those working towards evangelization in the country through the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB).

Logo of CitizenGo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Penalize President of Nigeria for Insecurity, Catholic Entity in Africa Petitions AU

Aug 9, 2021

Officials of CitizenGo, a Catholic organization spearheading family issues in Africa, has petitioned the leadership African Union (AU) to penalize President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria for the heightened insecurity in the West African nation.

Late Fr. Christopher Wanyonyi who oversaw the construction of the new Christ the King Cathedral of Kenya’s Bungoma Diocese. Credit: Governor's Press Service-County Government of Bungoma Facebook

Cleric Who Oversaw Construction of Kenya’s Latest Cathedral Eulogized as Committed Priest

Aug 9, 2021

The Catholic Priest who oversaw the construction of the new Christ the King Cathedral of Kenya’s Bungoma Diocese that was Consecrated in May is being eulogized as a hardworking, committed, dedicated servant of God.

A section of Turkana elders from Kenya during a peace meeting in Ethiopia. Credit: Fr. Joseph Githinji

Emotions Run High as Kenyan Catholic Parish Unites Warring Border Communities

Aug 8, 2021

Sometime last month, a group of Kenyan elders led by the three Priests ministering at St. Joachim and Anne Catholic Parish of the Diocese of Lodwar embarked on a peaceful march to Ethiopia where a group of villagers waited, equally eager to put the decades of violence with their Kenyan counterparts behind them.

The logos of the Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya (AOSK) and the Hilton Foundation. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Sisters in Kenya Launch Six-month COVID-19 Prevention, Vaccine Awareness Campaign

Aug 4, 2021

Catholic Sisters in Kenya have launched a six-month COVID-19 prevention and vaccine awareness campaign in view of encouraging community members to “get vaccinated and embrace other preventive measures” against the pandemic.

The late Fr. Peter Ignatius Gichure who died 31 July 2021. The member of the Clergy of Kenya's Nakuru Diocese was an Associate Professor of Dogmatic Theology and Peace Studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Credit: Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

Catholic Clergy, Laity Eulogize Kenyan Priest, Professor as Advocate of Peace in Families

Aug 3, 2021

Members of the Clergy and the Laity in Kenya have paid glowing tribute to the late Kenyan Priest and University Professor, Fr. Peter Ignatius Gichure, describing him as one who advocated for Catholic marriage, family life, and peace among family members. 

A poster announcing the July 28 webinar organized by by the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA). Credit: AMECEA

African Laity Encouraged to “be in touch with” Clergy, Religious amid COVID-19 Challenges

Jul 29, 2021

The need for the Laity in Africa to connect with members of the Clergy and women and men Religious at a time when people across the globe are struggling with COVID-19 challenges has been emphasized at a virtual conference organized by the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA).

Late Fr. Dominic Waweru Kariuki. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Bishop Eulogizes Priest for Manifesting “compassionate heart of the Good Samaritan”

Jul 28, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of Kenya’s Ngong Diocese has paid glowing tribute to his Priest who was laid to rest Tuesday, July 27, saying he manifested a “compassionate heart” that can be compared with that of the Good Samaritan in St. Luke’s Gospel.

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Catholic Bishops in Kenya Call for Closeness with Grandparents ahead of Maiden Celebration

Jul 15, 2021

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have expressed the need for younger members of society to build relationships with their grandparents and other elderly people who they describe as an “indispensable” gift to humanity.

Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of Kenya's Nakuru Diocese. Credit: Courtesy photo

Catholic Bishop in Kenya Hails Irish-founded Missionary Society for "triple presence"

Jul 12, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of Kenya's Nakuru Diocese, Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba, has hailed members of St. Patrick's Missionary Society (SPS) who have ministered in the Kenyan Episcopal See for their instrumental role in evangelization through what he termed “triple presence.”

A poster of St. Bakhita Catholic Community, a platform for South Sudanese Catholics in Kenya's Catholic Diocese of Nakuru/ Credit: St. Bakhita Catholic Community

Kenyan Catholic Diocese Builds South Sudanese Community to Improve Refugees Pastoral Care

Jul 9, 2021

A number of South Sudanese Catholics who are seeking refuge around Nakuru town in Kenya’s Rift Valley Province have been gathering in groups for prayers in the absence of a Priest.

Officials at Stella Maris in the Kenya's Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa led by their Director, Fr. John Webotsa (second from left) pose with fishers at Vanga, a fishing village located at the country's border with Tanzania. A government official from the country's fisheries department (right) looks on. Credit: Fr. John Webotsa/ Stella Maris Mombasa

Plans Underway to Develop Online Communication Tool for Seafarers in Kenyan Archdiocese

Jul 6, 2021

The Apostleship of the Sea in Kenya’s Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa plans to develop, in collaboration with other stakeholders, an online communication tool in the country’s maritime sector to keep those who work at sea in touch with their families.

Fr. Peterson Ndegwa appointed Ambassador of Clean Content by the Kenya Film and Clarification Board (KFCB). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Priest Appointed Clean Content Ambassador Plans to Increase Awareness in Schools

Jul 5, 2021

A Kenyan Catholic Priest who was recently appointed as a clean content ambassador for the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) in the country’s Central region has said he will create public awareness about the creation and consumption of clean content among school going children.

The book titled “Church and State relations: A manual for Africa” by Fr. Jordan Nyenyembe/ Credit: Paulines Publications Africa

Kenya-based Catholic Priest Demystifies Church’s Governance Role in New Book

Jul 1, 2021

A Kenya-based Catholic Priest has, in his new book, sought to demystify the role of the Church in politics and governance across Africa.

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 Priests’ Farm Where Dreams of Kenyan Children Living with Disability are Born

Jun 30, 2021

Tales of Kenyan children born with disabilities who are chained away from society sometimes sound too graphic to be true. This, however, was the story of David (not his real name) who was raised by his father at a village outside Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

The Front page of the book titled "The Pope and the Pandemic: Lessons in Leadership in a Time of Crisis by Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator. Credit: Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator

Pope Francis’ Response to Pandemic Behind African Jesuit’s Book on Leadership amid Crisis

Jun 29, 2021

Early last year, millions of people across the world followed closely as Pope Francis walked unaccompanied towards the Altar of Casa Santa Marta chapel next to St. Peter’s Basilica where he celebrated Holy Mass alone. The Holy Father had made a special appeal to the Faithful to follow Holy Mass virtually as governments across the world ordered closure of places of worship following the outbreak of COVID-19.