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Archbishop Hubertus van Megen speaking during the presentation of the Bishop-elect Henry Juma Odonya to the Clergy of Kitale Diocese. Credit: Kitale Diocese

Nuncio in Kenya Assures Bishop-elect of Pope Francis’ Support, Urges Local Collaboration

Nov 30, 2022

The Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya has assured the Bishop-elect of the country’s Kitale Diocese of Pope Francis’ “support and prayer” in his Episcopal Ministry.

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen speaking during the Consecration of Mons. Hieronymus Joya as Bishop of Kenya's Maralal Diocese. Credit: KCCB

Be Mindful of Persons “struggling very much” amid Drought: Nuncio in Kenya at Ordination

Oct 24, 2022

The Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya has, during the Episcopal ordination of the Local Ordinary of Kenya’s Maralal Diocese, appealed for solidarity with those “struggling very much” amid drought in the Northeastern region of the East African country. 

Bishop Mark Kadima Wamukoya of Kenya's Bungoma Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“We all need to be missionary children”: Kenyan Catholic Bishop at Diocesan PMC Holy Mass

Sep 21, 2022

There is need for following of Christ “to be missionary children”, making sacrifices to reach out others with the Gospel message in the example of the first evangelizers of the African continent, the Bishop of Bungoma Diocese in Kenya has said. 

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen imposes the Pallium on Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of the Archdiocese of Kisumu in Kenya. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya Challenges Catholic Bishops to Go Out “where the people are”

Aug 2, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has challenged Catholic Bishops not to limit themselves to “big celebrations”, but “to go where people are” and to bring those lost in sin back to the community of God.

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Let’s Work on Achieving Peace in South Sudan “before the Pope comes”: Apostolic Nuncio

Jul 9, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father in South Sudan has called on the people of God in the East-Central African nation to work toward achieving lasting peace in the country as they await the realization of the postponed ecumenical visit. 

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen during the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop John Mbinda of Kenya's Lodwar Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Apostolic Nuncio to South Sudan Says Ecumenical Visit “a celebration” of Christian faith

Jun 7, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father in South Sudan has described the scheduled ecumenical visit to the East-Central African nation as “a celebration” of Christian faith.

Bishop John Mbinda, ordained Bishop of Kenya's Lodwar Diocese on 4 June 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

"Never fall into the temptation of routine": Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya to New Bishop

Jun 5, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has cautioned the newly ordained Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Lodwar against the temptation of “routine” characterized with "blindly following” the beaten path of traditions.

Official logo and motto of Pope Francis’ Apostolic visit to the South Sudan in July 2022. Credit: Vatican Media

Nuncio to South Sudan Says Planned Ecumenical Visit “a moment of grace for all of us”

May 17, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father in South Sudan has said that the planned ecumenical visit to the East-Central African nation is “a moment of grace” for the people of God in the country.

Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo, ordained Bishop of South Sudan's Yei Diocese on 15 May 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholics in South Sudan’s Yei Diocese Urged to “work together with the new Bishop”

May 16, 2022

The Cardinal in Sudan has urged Catholics in the Diocese of Yei in South Sudan to collaborate with their new Bishop “to strengthen the body of Christ” in the South Sudanese Diocese. 

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen lays hands on the head of Bishop George Muthaka, during his episcopal ordination May 7 at Our Lady of Consolation Cathedral of Garissa Diocese grounds. Credit: Garissa Diocese

Nuncio in Kenya Cautions against “power, imposition”, Calls for “humility of heart”

May 9, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has cautioned church members including members of the Clergy against the tendency to refer to authority saying, “The church of Christ does not build on power or on imposition.”

Screengrab of Archbishop Hubertus van Megen during the Diamond Jubilee of the Brothers of St. Joseph, Saturday, 30 April 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

75 Years of Brothers of St. Joseph in Kenya Occasion to “look back at beginnings”: Nuncio

May 2, 2022

The Diamond Jubilee of the Brothers of St. Joseph, the first indigenous Religious Congregation of men in Kenya that is under the Archdiocese of Nyeri, provides an occasion to look back at the humble beginnings of the Catholic institution whose cardinal obligation is to “respond to the needy and oppressed people”, the Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya said.

Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya and South Sudan, Archbishop Hubertus van Megen (right) at the Holy Family Cathedral of Rumbek Diocese alongside Mons. Christian Carlassare (left) on 24 March 2022. Credit: Fr. Wanyonyi Eric Simiyu, S.J (Rumbek)

“We have been waiting a long time”: Nuncio to South Sudan on Eve of New Bishop Ordination

Mar 24, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father to South Sudan who has arrived in the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek to preside over the Episcopal Ordination of the new Bishop for the South Sudanese Diocese has said it was a long-awaited event. 

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen blesses congregants at the installation of Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba as the Local Ordinary of the Archdiocese of Kisumu. Credit: ACI Africa

Nuncio in Kenya Cautions Predecessors against Interfering with Affairs of Successors

Mar 21, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has cautioned Catholic Church leaders who have been succeeded against meddling in the affairs of their successors and urged the former to leave room for the latter to start a “new chapter” in their new respective ministries. 

Bishop Mark Kadima (center), Archbishop Hubertus van Megen (right) and Archbishop-elect Maurice Muhatia Makumba at the Episcopal Ordination Mass on 19 February 2022 in Bungoma Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

At Episcopal Ordination in Kenya, Nuncio Cautions against Clericalism, Urges Listening

Feb 20, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has cautioned against “clericalism” which he said he had noted from his interactions with the people of God in the East African country including Priests and Bishops as they participate in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality. 

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.