Catholic Church in Kenya

Fr. Anthony Makunde speaking during a Synodality Resources Team workshop in Nairobi. Credit: ACI Africa

Resource Team for Africa Proposes Synodality as Way to Heal Africa’s Deep-seated Wounds

Mar 19, 2023

Synodality, an invitation for the people of God to journey together irrespective of their differences, which the International Theological Commission defined as “the action of the Spirit in the communion of the Body of Christ and in the missionary journey of the People of God” can facilitate the healing of Africa’s deep wounds, member of the resource team that is working to deepen synodal engagements have said.

Members of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Kenya's Malindi Diocese at Mass on Sunday, February 26. It was the first Mass after the Church remained closed for two months following suspected militant attacks in December last year. Credit: Fr. Alex Kimbi

Joy as Kenyan Catholic Outstation Resumes Mass after Suspected Al Shabaab Attack

Mar 18, 2023

Inside a mud-walled church in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Malindi, Christians of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Kakathe, under St. Joseph Freinademetz Witu-Kipini Parish dance happily during Holy Mass.

Members of the the African Synodality Initiative (ASI) at a workshop that was held at the headquarters of the Jesuits Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) in Nairobi, Kenya to constitute a Synodality Resource Team (SRT) which is expected to deepen the engagement on the Synod on Synodality. Credit: ACI Africa

Laity in Africa Cautioned against Fostering Clericalism, Elevating “the Clergy too much”

Mar 17, 2023

Clericalism is not just a problem of the Clergy, members of the newly constituted Synodality Resource Team (SRT) for Africa have said, and called on the Laity to play their role in de-clericalizing the Church.

Archbishop Andrew Nkea Ifuanya of Cameroon's Archdiocese of Bamenda speaking during a Synodality Resources Team workshop in Nairobi. Credit: ACI Africa

Africa’s Synodality Resource Team to Develop Training Module for Deeper Engagement

Mar 16, 2023

The newly constituted Synodality Resource Team (SRT) for Africa has started developing a manual to be used in various training activities to deepen the understanding of “a Synodal Church”.

Members of the the African Synodality Initiative (ASI) at a workshop that was held at the headquarters of the Jesuits Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) in Nairobi, Kenya to constitute a Synodality Resource Team (SRT) which is expected to deepen the engagement on the Synod on Synodality. Credit: ACI Africa

“Abstract topic”: Archbishop, Others on Initial Misconceptions about Synodality in Africa

Mar 15, 2023

When Catholic Bishops and Priests in Cameroon heard about the Synod on Synodality, which Pope Francis launched in October 2021, some of them flatly opposed it.

Map showing the Sahel region. Credit: Public Domain

Religious Leaders in Sahel Africa Region to Discuss Security Situation with U.S Lawmakers

Mar 15, 2023

Religious leaders from five African nations in the Sahel region are expected to visit lawmakers in the United States (U.S.) to address the security situation in the region.

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Why is Pope Francis Sometimes Misunderstood? Nigerian Catholic Theologian Explains

Mar 14, 2023

Not everyone, including some Theologians, understands the theology of Pope Francis, a Nigerian-born Catholic Theologian has said.

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Promote Family Values as “your official duty”: Kenyan Catholic Bishop to New Clergy

Mar 13, 2023

The newly ordained Deacons and Priests for the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega in Kenya have been instructed to make the fostering of family values in their “official duty”.

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“He fertilized my brain”: Widely Published Nigerian Priest Inspired by Pope Francis

Mar 12, 2023

With over 100 scholarly publications in just about a decade, Fr. Stan Chu Ilo is inarguably one of the most published Catholic authors in Africa.

Sr. Leonida Katunge having a conversation with Pope Francis during the Holy Father's dialogue with African youths last year. Sr. Katunge was one of the coordinators of the virtual event. Credit: Sr. Leonida Katunge

Catholic Nun in Kenya Lauds Pope Francis for Amplifying Women Voices “like never before”

Mar 12, 2023

In February 2021, Pope Francis appointed Sr. Hermenegild Makoro, a South African Catholic Nun, to the Commission for Methodology of the 2023 Synod of Bishops.

Kenya's Supreme Court. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Seeks to destroy life”: Catholic Bishops in Kenya on Pro-homosexual Right Court Ruling

Mar 10, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have faulted the Supreme Court for its ruling to allow the registration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).

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African Catholic Activists Call for Prolife Resolutions at Ongoing UN Women’s Conference

Mar 10, 2023

The African branch of the International Catholic activist organization, CitizenGo, is calling on diplomats and negotiators at the ongoing 67th edition of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW67) conference to reach pro-life and pro-family resolutions.

Fr.  Bonaventure Luchidio, the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: Fr.  Bonaventure Luchidio

Pope Francis Rootedness in Church Peripheries “a Mother Teresa moment”: Kenyan Priest

Mar 9, 2023

The Church is experiencing “a Mother Teresa moment” with the leadership of Pope Francis who has expressed a deep connectedness with people on the fringes of society in his 10 years at the helm of the Catholic Church.

Fr. Stan Chu Ilo. Credit: PACTPAN

Church Leaders in Africa Urged to Emulate Pope Francis’ Inclusivity Style to Save Numbers

Mar 9, 2023

In his 10 years of leadership of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has prioritized inclusivity, ensuring that all voices, including those of the marginalized, are heard. 

Screengrab of Bishop Joseph Ndembu Mbatia from a video recording that Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) Digital published on Sunday, March 5.

Against “natural order of beings”: Kenyan Catholic Bishop on Support for LGBTQ Tendencies

Mar 6, 2023

The Catholic Bishop of Nyahururu Diocese in Kenya has faulted those expressing support for associations that exist to promote Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) tendencies, saying behaviors related to LGBTQ orientations go against the “natural order of beings”.

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Deregister in Kenya “abortionist cartel, pouring a lot of evil money”: Catholic Activists

Mar 3, 2023

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), an organization established “to ensure people are free to make choices about their sexuality and well-being” is pouring a lot of money into African countries to support pro-abortion programs on the continent, Catholic activist foundation, CitizenGo Africa,  has said.

Catholic Activists in Africa Decry Social Media Censorship of Anti-LGBT Content

Mar 2, 2023

The African branch of CitizenGo, a movement of Catholic activists advocating for the promotion of family values, has decried censorship by Twitter and other social media platforms opposed to anti–LGBTQ content.

Panelists during the February 25 webinar of the Continental Stage of the Synod on Synodality. Credit: Paulines Publication Africa

Church in Africa “needs to continue to be open”: Catholic Priest on Synodal Process

Mar 1, 2023

The Church in Africa “needs to continue to be open”, reaching out to the people of God on the periphery, a Catholic Priest has said in his reflection on the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality that is at the continental phase. 

Logo Kenya Christian Professionals Forum (KCPF). Credit: KCPF

Kenya’s Supreme Court Pro-Homosexual Rights Ruling Disturbing: Christian Professionals

Feb 27, 2023

Christian Professionals in Kenya are “deeply” disturbed by the country’s Supreme Court ruling allowing the registration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer persons (LGBTQ) Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). 

Fr. Stan Chu Ilo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Political Elite, Religious Leaders Benefitting from Violence in Nigeria: Catholic Scholar

Feb 25, 2023

A section of politicians, self-proclaimed humanitarian agencies, and some religious leaders are reaping big from the ongoing violence in Nigeria, a Catholic Theologian has said, noting that those benefitting from the country’s ethnoreligious conflict do not wish to see the end of it.