Catholic Church in Kenya

Shamsa Abubakar Fadhil, known as “Mama Shamsa”, and the logo of the Sant’Egidio Community. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Activist, Rome-based Lay Catholic Association Receive Human Fraternity Award

Feb 1, 2023

A Kenyan community activist, and the Rome-based lay Catholic association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts, Sant’Egidio Community, are the recipients of the 2023 Zayed Award for Human Fraternity.

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen. Credit: KCCB

Deepen Relationship with God “step by step, patiently”: Nuncio in Kenya to Seminarians

Jan 29, 2023

Strive to deepen your personal relationship with God in steps, exercising patience, the representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has told Major Seminarians in the East African nation.

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SECAM Unveils Groups to Participate in Planned Plenary Assembly in Ethiopia

Jan 25, 2023

The Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa & Madagascar (SECAM) has identified groups that will be representing the entire Church on the continent in the Plenary Assembly that has been scheduled to take place during the first week of March in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Bishop Michael Cornelius Odiwa and religious leaders after Holy mass. Credit: Homabay Diocese

Christian Unity “must be understood to be another aspect of prayer”: Bishop in Kenya

Jan 25, 2023

The unity of the followers of Jesus Christ is “another aspect of prayer” and needs to be understood as such, Bishop Michael Cornelius Odiwa of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Homa Bay has said.

Fr. Michael Mithamo King’ori during the January 14 Ordination Mass. Credit: Nyeri Archdiocese

“Grace saw me through”, First Blind Catholic Priest in Kenya on Adjusting to Sight Loss

Jan 23, 2023

Fr. Michael Mithamo King’ori has already celebrated six Masses in the Archdiocese of Nyeri in Kenya where he was ordained a Catholic Priest on January 14. 

Cake cutting session after Episcopal Consecration of Kenyan Bishop. From left: Newly Consecrated Local Ordinary of Kitale Diocese in Kenya, Bishop Henry Juma Odonya, President of Kenya, Dr. William Ruto, Bishop emeritus of Kitale Diocese, Maurice Anthony Crowley. Credit: Moses Mpuria/Sheshi Visual Arts

President of Kenya Hails Pioneer Catholic Bishop of Kitale Diocese as “a giant of faith”

Jan 23, 2023

The President of the Republic of Kenya has hailed Bishop Maurice Anthony Crowley, the first Local Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese of Kitale whose retirement was accepted on 4 November 2022, as “a giant of faith”. 

Risen from the Ashes: Theology as Autobiography in Post-genocide Rwanda by Fr. Marcel Uwineza. Credit: Pauline Publications Africa

In New Book, Rwandan Priest Recounts Genocide Experience, Says Forgiveness “is a miracle”

Jan 21, 2023

Fr. Marcel Uwineza was only 14 years old when he witnessed the painful experience of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. He saw his father, mother, two brothers, and a sister murdered during the civil war between the Tutsis and Hutus.

Fr. Innocent Maganya. Credit: Fr. Innocent Maganya

Kenya's Christians in Week of Unity Prayer with Call “not to discriminate against anybody”

Jan 20, 2023

The Catholic Priest at the helm of the International Ecumenical Movement - Kenya Chapter (IEM-K) has, in his message for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU), called on followers of Christ in the East African nation to shun all forms of discrimination. 

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Rome-based Catholic Development Entity for Africa Announces AI training for Communicators

Jan 17, 2023

Harambee Africa International (HAI), a Catholic Development foundation supporting African countries, is inviting digital communicators to participate in its Artificial Intelligence (AI) training at a university in Rome.

Fr. Michael Mithamo King’ori embraces Archbishop Anthony Muheria during the January 14 Ordination Mass. Credit: Nyeri Archdiocese

First-ever Blind Catholic Priest Ordination in Kenya Appreciation of Capacity: Archbishop

Jan 16, 2023

The ordination of the first-ever blind Catholic Priest in Kenya will help bring a high opinion about the abilities and capacity of persons living with disabilities, the Archbishop of Nyeri has said.

Fr. Stan Chu Ilo. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“It's not war”: African Theologians on Church Involvement in National Politics

Jan 15, 2023

Involvement of the Church in the politics of a country should not always be adversarial, seeking to always oppose the running of governments, Catholic Theologians have said.

Logo of the Pan African Catholic Theology and Pastoral Network (PACTPAN). Credit: PACTPAN

Catholic Theologians Foresee Year of “good surprises” for Africa in 2023

Jan 14, 2023

The growing population of the youth in Africa, the continent’s increasing percentage of Christians, as well as its vastness of resources, signals better days ahead for African countries, two Catholic Theologians have said.

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Catholic Activists in Africa Demand Justice for Aborted Baby, Deceased Mother in Kenya

Jan 14, 2023

Members of CitizenGo Africa, the African branch of CitizenGo, are demanding justice for a baby and her mother who died following a botched abortion procedure in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. 

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Rome-based Catholic Development Agency Rallying for Funds to Support Projects in Africa

Jan 12, 2023

Harambee Africa International (HAI), a Rome-based Catholic development agency, is rallying for funds to support projects in select African countries.

A banner announcing the Year of the Eucharist 2023 in the Catholic Diocese of Murang’a (CDM) in Kenya. Credit:  James Muriithi, CDM Social Communications Office

Kenyan Diocese Launches Eucharistic Year to Spur “significant change in spiritual matters”

Jan 9, 2023

The Year of the Eucharist 2023 that the Catholic Diocese of Murang’a (CDM) in Kenya has launched is expected to foster positive change in the spiritual life of the people of God, especially in their relationship with the person of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.

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Steady Growth of Vocations behind Elevation of Missionary Order to East African Province

Jan 8, 2023

The East African District of the Congregation of the Holy Cross (CSC) has been elevated to a Province, a move that the newly elected Provincial Superior attributes to the steady growth of the Missionary Order’s vocations on the continent.

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.

John Cardinal Njue. Credit: Nairobi Archdiocese

Cardinal in Kenya Lauded for Defending Human Life, Family in 50 Years of Priestly Ministry

Jan 6, 2023

In his 50 years of Priestly Ministry, John Cardinal Njue was committed to defending human life and safeguarding the “family as the basic unit of society”, members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have said.

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen during the January 5 Requiem Mass for the late Pope Benedict XVI. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Benedict XVI Worked to “reveal” God’s Magnificence, Truth’s Beauty, Life: Nuncio in Kenya

Jan 5, 2023

The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has eulogized Pope emeritus Benedict XVI who passed on in Rome on New Year eve as one who set out to reveal the beauty of God, truth, and “the deep sense of life”. 

Pope Benedict XVI greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during his inaugural Mass April 24, 2005, as the Catholic Church's 265th pope. | Vatican Media

Catholic Bishops in Africa Eulogize Pope Emeritus as Servant with “great self-sacrifice”

Jan 2, 2023

Members of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) have paid glowing tribute to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI who passed on in Rome on December 31, eulogizing him as a Catholic Church leader who served with “great self-sacrifice”.