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Latest stories: Archdiocese of Nairobi

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

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.

Group photo of participants at the training organized by the Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya (AOSK) aimed at equipping teachers with skills to support their learners through childhood to adolescence/ Credit: ACI Africa.

Catholic Sisters’ Project to Equip Kenyan Teachers with Skills to Avert Teen Pregnancies

The ongoing adolescent training organized by the Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya (AOSK) is aimed at equipping teachers with skills to support their learners through childhood to adolescence in order to address the rising cases of teenage pregnancy in various parts of the East African nation.

The cover page of the new book titled, “Archbishop John Joseph McCarthy: A Visionary and Dedicated Missionary,” by the Assumption Sisters of Nairobi (ASN). Credit: Assumption Sisters of Nairobi (ASN)

The Times of First Catholic Archbishop of Nairobi Behind Kenya’s Top Church Institutions

Little can be found in the public domain about the man behind the most thriving schools, hospitals and Catholic Missions in Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi and the surrounding Dioceses.

The Apostolic Administrator of Kenya's Nairobi Archdiocese, Bishop David Kamau / Archdiocese of Nairobi/Facebook

Amid Public Worship Suspension in Kenya, Bishop Urges Clerics to Foster “message of hope”

The Apostolic Administrator of Kenya’s Nairobi Archdiocese has encouraged members of the Clergy serving in the Metropolitan see to remains sources of encouragement and hope amid public worship suspension in sections of the East African nation.

Kenya's Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha inspects a room set aside by the Heri Healthcare team for treatment of students at a Kenyan school / Heri Healthcare

Catholic Health Professionals in Kenya Providing School Services to Curb COVID-19

A team of health professionals in Kenya that includes medical doctors, professional counsellors, nurses and other health practitioners are attending to school going children in their respective learning institutions to limit the learners’ exposure to COVID-19 infections.

John Cardinal Njue during the celebration of his Thanksgiving Mass at St. Mary’s School in the Archdiocese of Nairobi / Archdiocese of Nairobi (ADN)

Kenya’s Cardinal Lauded as “loving Father” at Eucharistic Celebration in His Honor

At the Eucharistic celebration in honor of John Cardinal Njue over the weekend, members of the Clergy, Religious, and the Laity have lauded the 77-year-old Prelate who retired earlier this year as a “loving Father.”

Body bags containing two of the three people, including a Seminarian who were found dead at a house in Nairobi, Kenya / Nairobi News

Kenyan Seminary Rector Says Seminarian Found Dead Showed Commitment to Priestly Formation

The Rector of the Nairobi-based National Major Seminary has described the seminarian who was found dead in unclear circumstances at an estate as “a very good student” who never “did anything to show he wasn’t committed to (Priestly) formation” while at the Seminary.

Members of the Daughters of St. Paul (FSP) ministering in Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi facilitated the enthronement of the Bible at three parishes on the Sunday of the Word of God marked 24 January 2021. / Sr. Olga Massango

How Community of Sisters in Kenya Facilitated “enthronement of Bible” at Three Parishes

Members of the Daughters of St. Paul (FSP) ministering in Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi have, in a report availed to ACI Africa, highlighted their initiative at three Parishes on the occasion of the Sunday of the Word of God January 24.

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of John Cardinal Njue as Archbishop of Nairobi Monday, January 4, 2021.

Kenyan Cardinal’s Retirement Accepted in Latest Administrative Changes by Pope Francis

The retirement of John Cardinal Njue of Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi has been accepted by the Holy Father who has also appointed Nairobi Auxiliary Bishop David Kamau as the Apostolic Administrator of the Metropolitan Archdiocese headquartered in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

A poster announcing the three-day online workshop for pastoral agents in Kenya. / Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB).

“Collaborate with shared purpose, to do the work of Christ,” Pastoral Agents in Kenya Told

The need for pastoral agents to collaborate in their mission of evangelization has been emphasized at the start of a three-day virtual workshop that is bringing together Clerics and religious men and women involved in pastoral animation in Kenya.

Fr. Jose Martinez celebrating Mass in the Kenyan sign language.

Rite of Holy Mass in Kenyan Sign Language Translated, Ready for Use Countrywide

The rite of the Holy Mass has been translated into a sign language that can be used across Kenya, an official involved in the translation has said.

Members of the Congregation of the Little Sisters of Saint Francis (LSOSF) in Kenya donating food items to slum dwellers at St. Mary's Mukuru Parish in the Archdiocese of Nairobi. / Fr. John Munjuri

Slum Parish Receives Aid from Kenya-based Order of Nuns, A Response to Bishops’ Appeal

Members of the Congregation of the Little Sisters of Saint Francis (LSOSF) in Kenya have reached out to needy families at a slum parish in the Archdiocese of Nairobi with food donations in response to the Catholic Bishops' appeal for assistance amid COVID-19 restrictions.

Funeral Mass of Late Archbishop Emeritus Raphael Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki  at Holy Family Basilica in Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

Celebrated Kenyan Prelate Accorded Low-Key Burial, President Promises Future Mourning Day

About 100 mourners who wore white and blue face masks as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19 gathered at Holy Family Basilica in Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, to bid farewell to a distinguished Catholic Archbishop who died on March 30 after nearly 60 years of shepherding the people of God the East African country.

The Late Archbishop emeritus of Nairobi, Raphael Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki who died Tuesday, March 31 in Nairobi, Kenya. / Archdiocese of Nairobi

Kenyans Pay Glowing Tribute to Late Archbishop Vocal against Injustice, Marginalization

Kenyans, including members of the clergy, religious men and women, lay faithful and government officials have paid glowing tribute to the Archbishop emeritus of Nairobi, Raphael Ndingi Mwana a’Nzeki following his death that occured Monday, March 30.

John Cardinal Njue, Archbishop of Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenyan Cardinal Cautions against ‘cult-like’ Groups Promoting “retrogressive practices”

The existence and influence of two groups involved in cult-like operations within the Archdiocese of Nairobi is a cause of “serious pastoral concern” for the top leadership of the Kenyan Archdiocese, the Archbishop of Nairobi, John Cardinal Njue has cautioned in a letter read out Sunday, March 8 in all parishes under his care.

An image of Servant of God Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga

New Vice Postulator of Canonization Cause of Kenya’s Cardinal Otunga “very excited, eager”

As the Catholic Church in Kenya prays for the beatification and subsequent canonization of the Servant of God Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga who could eventually become first native saint of the East African country, the newly appointed Vice Postulator, Fr. Lawrence Njoroge  has, in an interview with ACI Africa Thursday, December 5, shared about his new responsibility, which was announced November 19 through a circular signed by Nairobi’s Archbishop John Cardinal Njue.