Bishop John Oballa Owaa

Bishop John Oballa of Kenya's Ngong Diocese. Credit: Nairobi Archdiocese

Amid “challenges within the Church”, Catholic Bishop in Kenya Urges Priests to “stand by revealed truth of the Gospel”

Mar 28, 2024

Bishop John Oballa Owaa of the Catholic Diocese of Ngong in Kenya has cautioned Priests against despair in the face of challenges they experience “within the Church”.

Bishop John Oballa Owaa of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Ngong. Credit: Friends of Ngong Diocese

“Now more than ever”, Education Must Instil Readiness to Care for “everything that God created”: Kenyan Catholic Bishop

Mar 26, 2024

There is an urgent need to incorporate the care for all God’s creation in formal education, going beyond the planting of trees, Bishop John Oballa Owaa of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Ngong has said.

A screenshot of Bishop John Oballa Owaa of Kenya's Ngong' Diocese during the Temporary and Perpetual Profession of 10 members of the Missionary Sisters of Evangelization (MSE) on Friday, September 22. Credit: Capuchin TV

At Religious Profession in Kenya, Bishop Urges Nuns to “pump” Love into Their Communities

Sep 25, 2023

The newly professed members of the Missionary Sisters of Evangelization (MSE) in Kenya have been cautioned against lamenting about the lack of love in Religious communities, and instead challenged to “pump that love” into their respective communities. 

Pupils in procession during the feast day of St. Mary’s Primary School Ongata Rongai. Credit: St. Mary’s Primary School Ongata Rongai

Children in Need of Safeguarding “now more than ever”: Catholic Bishop in Kenya

May 31, 2023

Children are exposed to multiple challenges, and stand in need of safeguarding “now more than ever” before, the Bishop of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Ngong Diocese has said.

Bishop John Oballa Owaa blesses the Holy Oils during the anticipated Chrism Mass Tuesday 4 April 2023. Credit: Ngong Diocese

Kenyan Catholic Diocese Launches Catechesis Year to Help Christians “deepen their faith”

Apr 6, 2023

The Year of Catechesis that the Catholic Diocese of Ngong in Kenya launched on April 4 is an opportunity for the deepening of Christian faith, the Local Ordinary of the Kenyan Diocese has said.

Bishop John Oballa Owaa blessing the MArian Grotto at Olchekut Supat Apostolic School Narok. Credit: Ngong Diocese

“It is going to wreck our society”: Catholic Bishop on Same-sex Union Advocacy in Kenya

Feb 10, 2023

The advocacy for same-sex unions and gender transition in Kenya is not good for the East African nation, Bishop John Oballa Owaa has said.

Bishop John Oballa of Kenya's Ngong Diocese. Credit: Nairobi Archdiocese

Let’s Embrace “collaborative ministry” for Church’s Progress: Catholic Bishop in Kenya

Jan 7, 2023

The Bishop of Ngong Diocese in Kenya is calling upon the Laity and Clergy in the East African nation to foster togetherness in realizing the mission of the Church.

Archbishop van Megen, Bishop John Oballa Owaa of the Ngong Diocese alongside 12 members of the Mill Hill Missionary congregation who were ordained Deacons on September 24. Credit: ACI Africa

Fellow Clergy, Confreres, Can Be the Biggest Threat to a Priest: Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya

Sep 26, 2022

A Catholic Priest is most likely to face more opposition, criticism and all manner of threats from his fellow members of Clergy and confreres than from anywhere else, the representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has said.

Bishop John Oballa Owaa during the Holy Mass to mark his 10th Episcopal anniversary. Credit: Ngong Diocese/Facebook

Let’s Be Family “regardless of political choices, party affiliations”, Urges Kenyan Bishop

Apr 22, 2022

The Bishop of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Ngong has urged the people of God in the East African country to look at each other as “one family” even with their varied “political choices and party affiliations”.

Bishop John Oballa Owaa places ashes on a Priest's forehead during Ash Wednesday Mass. Credit: Ngong Diocese

Catholic Bishop in Kenya Decries Discrimination, Urges Fostering of “unity in diversity”

Mar 5, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in Kenya has urged the people of God in the East African country to stop discriminating each other based on their various differences but instead to foster unity in their diversity.

Bishop John Oballa Owaa of Kenya's Ngong Diocese. Credit: Courtesy

Catholic Bishop in Kenya Faults Politicians’ Recent "retrogressive" Hate Speech Remarks

Jan 12, 2022

The recent cases of hate speech from politicians in Kenya is an issue of concern for a Kenyan Catholic Bishop who has described the talks as “retrogressive” and called for an end to utterances that threaten the peace of the East African nation.

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.