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Catholic Church in Kenya

Candidates, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation at Our Lady of Assumption Umoja Parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi on Sunday, 14 April 2024. Credit: Capuchin TV

Like Peter, Be Witnesses “with energy of the Holy Spirit”: Catholic Bishop to Candidates Confirmed at Nairobi Parish

Apr 17, 2024

Candidates, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation at Our Lady of Assumption Umoja Parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi on Sunday, April 14 were urged to recognize the power of the Holy Spirit in their respective lives and be bold witnesses of the Risen Lord after the example of the Apostle Peter.

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen during the opening of the 10th edition of the Catholic Private Education Institutions Association-Kenya (CaPEIA-K) conference on Tuesday, 16 April 2024. Credit: Capuchin TV

Catholic Teacher, Formator Called “to be an example” of Christian Values: Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya

Apr 17, 2024

Catholic teachers and formators have the vocation and mission of fostering Christian values by the example of their lifestyle, the Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya has said.

Fr. Marcel Uwineza. Credit: Sr. Olga Massango

Stories of Rwandan Women “scarred by genocide” Must Be Told: Jesuit Priest on 30th Anniversary of Mass Killing

Apr 15, 2024

Women who were sexually assaulted, infected with diseases, and forced into exile, among other brutalities during the 1994 genocide against Tutsis remain deeply scarred three decades later, and their stories must be told, a Rwandan-born Jesuit Priest has said.

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: KCCB

Increase of Missionaries’ Work Permit Charges “absolutely unethical”: Kenya’s Catholic Bishops

Apr 14, 2024

The move by the Kenyan government to revise upwards work permit charges for missionaries in the East African nation denotes ingratitude to the sacrifices of people, who have dedicated their lives to making the society a good place, Catholic Bishops in the country have said.

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: KCCB

Kenyans’ Financial Struggles Causing “mental distress”: Catholic Bishops Urge State to Address High Cost of Living

Apr 13, 2024

The high cost of living in Kenya is causing mental agony among the people of God in the East African nation, Catholic Bishops in the country have said.

Members of the Care for Aging Sisters Association of Kenya (CASAK). Credit: ACI Africa

What Catholic Sisters in Kenya are Doing to Address “knowledge gap” Regarding Care for Aging Women Religious

Apr 13, 2024

Capacity building and incorporating more members are some of the strategies Catholic Sisters in Kenya have undertaken to raise awareness about the need to care for aging women Religious in the East African nation. 

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: KCCB

We’re “witnessing misery of the sick”: Kenya’s Catholic Bishops Urge Government to Address Doctors’ Protracted Strike

Apr 11, 2024

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) are calling on the Kenyan government to “speedily” address the concerns of doctors in the East African country where health services remain paralyzed owing to a protracted strike of the medics.

Spiritans ministering in Kenya, who gathered for their Occasional Meeting at St. Austin's Msongari Parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi on 9 April 2024. Credit: ACI Africa

We’re Called to Live Synodality in “international, intercultural communities”: Rome-based Priest to Spiritans in Kenya

Apr 9, 2024

The Church is inviting her members to promote, through practice, the spirit of Synodality, journeying and carrying out the mission of Jesus Christ through a collaborative approach, a Rome-based member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit under the protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Spiritans/Holy Ghost Fathers) has said.

A section of the members of the Care for Aging Sisters Association of Kenya (CASAK). Credit: CASAK

Catholic Sisters in Kenya Move to Address Caregiving Gaps among Elderly Women Religious

Apr 9, 2024

Not long ago, the Centre for Research in Religious Life and Apostolate (CERRA-Africa) carried out an investigation into the situation of Catholic Sisters in Kenya that revealed the urgent need for women Religious in the East African nation to prepare for old age.

Bishop Joseph Mwongela of Kenya's Kitui Diocese poses for a photo with Pauline Sisters on Friday, 5 April 2024 after perpetual profession of their three members. Credit: ACI Africa.

Catholic Bishop in Kenya Decries Increasing Reading Apathy, Urges Pauline Sisters to Help “sustain culture of reading”

Apr 6, 2024

There is increasing apathy towards the reading habit among the people of God in Kenya, Bishop Joseph Maluki Mwongela of the East African nation’s Catholic Diocese of Kitui has observed with concern. 

Members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit under the protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Spiritans) in Kenya and South Sudan. Credit: ACI Africa

In Easter Message of Hope, Spiritans in Kenya, South Sudan Invited to “embrace resurrection with confidence and courage”

Mar 30, 2024

The Provincial Superior of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit under the protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Spiritans) in Kenya and South Sudan has invited his confreres ministering in the two neighboring countries to welcome the event of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ “with confidence and courage”.

Bishop Cleophas Oseso Tuka of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Nakuru during the 26 March 2024 Chrism Mass. Credit: Radio Amani/Catholic Diocese of Nakuru

Priests “also need our prayers”, Catholic Bishop in Kenya Says, Recognizes Sacrifices of Priests in Hardship Areas

Mar 29, 2024

The Bishop of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Nakuru has highlighted the need to pray for Priests as essential, even as people reach out to Priests to pray for them.

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”.

Mons. John Kiplimo Lelei, appointed  Auxiliary Bishop of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Eldoret that is under the leadership of Bishop Dominic Kimengichon 27 March 2024. Credit: KCCB

Vicar General of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Eldoret Appointed Auxiliary Bishop

Mar 27, 2024

Pope Francis has appointed Mons. John Kiplimo Lelei as Auxiliary Bishop of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Eldoret that is under the leadership of Bishop Dominic Kimengich.

Archbishop Philip Subira Anyolo commissioning 2313 CWA members on Saturday, 23 March 2024. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Women Association Members in Nairobi Archdiocese Urged to Be “vessels of hope” in Families

Mar 26, 2024

Members of the  Catholic Women Association (CWA) of the Archdiocese of Nairobi (ADN) in Kenya have been urged to strive to do good and be sources of hope in families.

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.

Archbishop Philip Anyolo of Nairobi Archdiocese in Kenya. Credit: Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi (ADN)

“Pull up your socks in taking care of these children”: Nairobi Catholic Archbishop to Parents, Guardians

Mar 25, 2024

Archbishop Philip Subira Anyolo of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi has called upon parents and guardians to take seriously the responsibility of bringing up well children under their care, in gratitude to God for them.

Ann Kioko, Campaigns Director for CitizenGo in Africa. Credit: Ann Kioko

Catholic Activists in Kenya Organize “March for Life” to Promote Pro-life Policies

Mar 23, 2024

Catholic activists under their umbrella organization CitizenGo have organized a march around the streets of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, to shine a spotlight on policies that are harming the sanctity of life in the East African nation. 

Bishop David Kamau Ng’ang’a addressing over 15,000 Catholic Men Association (CMA) members drawn from the 15 Deaneries of Nairobi Archdiocese at the grounds of St. Joseph’s Technical College Kamulu. Credit: Nairobi Archdiocese

Kenyan Bishop Encourages Devotion to St. Joseph amid “lives’ crises”, Cautions against “fear of responsibilities”

Mar 22, 2024

A Catholic Bishop in Kenya has encouraged devotion to St. Joseph, who he said overcame multiple crises by his trust in God.

Fr. Livinus Adakole Onogwu. Credit: Capuchin TV

St. Patrick Would Champion Family Values, “he would speak against injustice”: Catholic Missionary Priest in Kenya

Mar 20, 2024

The need to foster Christian values that support family life and the fight against injustices in society would be among the priorities of St. Patrick if he were alive today, a Catholic Missionary Priest in Kenya has said.