Catholic Church in Kenya

Archbishop Philip Anyolo of Nairobi Archdiocese with the four Sisters of daughters of St. Paul who took their final religious profession. Credit: ACI Africa.

“Serve now and serve permanently”: Archbishop in Kenya to Nuns at Perpetual Profession

Jun 19, 2022

The Archbishop of Nairobi has urged the four members of the Institute of Daughters of St. Paul (FSP) who made their perpetual profession Friday, June 17 to embrace the spirit of service in the Church, and to do so all the days of their lives.  

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

In Vote-seeking Endeavors, “keep away from people's misfortunes”: Bishops in Kenya

Jun 18, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have cautioned political candidates against taking advantage of the electorate’s “misfortunes and especially funerals” to promote own personal interests.

Late Sr. Mary Clotilde Hegarty. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Irish Catholic Nun Who Formed Catholic Priests in Kenya Eulogized as “mother figure”

Jun 12, 2022

Late Sr. Mary Clotilde Hegarty, a native of Ireland who, for close to two decades, participated in the formation of Major Seminarians in Kenya, has been eulogized as a “mother figure”.

Archbishop Philip Subira Anyolo poses for a photo with Priests after the ordination Mass. Credit: ACI Africa.

Strive to “do things God’s way:" Archbishop to Newly Ordained Kenyan Spiritan Priests

Jun 12, 2022

The newly ordained Kenyan Priests of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans) have been urged to center their Priestly life to the one who called them to the ministry, always striving “to do things God’s way”.

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

Catholic Bishops in Kenya “demand from (political) aspirants more respect for the voter”

Jun 10, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have cautioned political aspirants against the tendency to demean voters ahead of the August 9 general elections, saying such behavior goes “against the spirit of responsible leadership”.

Bishop John Mbinda of Lodwar Diocese, first-ever Kenyan Spiritan Bishop vested in Turkana attire. Credit: ACI Africa

First-ever Kenyan Spiritan Bishop Urged to Exercise Patience, “learn ways of the people”

Jun 8, 2022

The newly ordained Bishop of Lodwar Diocese in Kenya, the first-ever Kenyan member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans) to be consecrated Bishop, has been urged to exercise patience in his Episcopal Ministry, striving to “learn the ways of the people” of God in his Diocese.

Official logo of the Synod on Synodality. Credit: Vatican Media

Seek to Tap into Laity’s Expertise “to progress faster” in Synodality: Kenyan Archbishop

Jun 8, 2022

Members of the Clergy who tap into the expertise of the Laity have been known to “progress faster” in their respective apostolates, positively contributing to the  ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality, a Catholic Archbishop in Kenya has said.

Some of the Three major Seminaries in Kenya. Credit: Archdiocese of Nairobi

Increasing Number of Major Seminarians in Kenya “a good crisis”: Catholic Archbishop

Jun 7, 2022

The rise in the number of Major Seminarians in Kenya that has resulted in “a minor crisis” of lack of rooms in the national Diocesan Seminaries presents “a good crisis”, a Catholic Archbishop in Kenya has said.

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen during the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop John Mbinda of Kenya's Lodwar Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Apostolic Nuncio to South Sudan Says Ecumenical Visit “a celebration” of Christian faith

Jun 7, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father in South Sudan has described the scheduled ecumenical visit to the East-Central African nation as “a celebration” of Christian faith.

Archbishop Maurice Makumba Muhatia of Kenya's Kisumu Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Exercise Caution When Reporting Politics in Kenya: Catholic Archbishop to Journalists

Jun 7, 2022

There is need for news journalists in Kenya to proceed with caution when reporting politics ahead of the general elections scheduled to take place on August 9, the Catholic Archbishop of Kisumu Archdiocese has said.

Archbishop Anthony Muheria. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Archbishop in Kenya Faults Politicians for Downplaying Manifestos, Using Slogans

Jun 6, 2022

A Catholic Archbishop in Kenya has faulted politicians in the East African nation for prioritizing the use of slogans over political manifestos ahead of the general elections scheduled to take place on August 9. 

Bishop John Mbinda, ordained Bishop of Kenya's Lodwar Diocese on 4 June 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

"Never fall into the temptation of routine": Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya to New Bishop

Jun 5, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has cautioned the newly ordained Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Lodwar against the temptation of “routine” characterized with "blindly following” the beaten path of traditions.

Archbishop Anthony Muheria during the Thursday, June 2 virtual meeting with Catholic Communicators. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishops in Kenya to Begin “Sunday message strategy” to Foster Evangelization

Jun 3, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have pledged to start sharing weekly messages in what is to be called “Bishops' Sunday message” aimed at fostering evangelizing in the East African nation.

Some members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) during the May 27 press conference. Credit: Radio Maria Kenya/Facebook

Catholic Bishops in Kenya Launch Drought Appeal Initiative to Address Food Crisis

May 31, 2022

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have launched a drought appeal initiative that is aimed at raising funds to help families affected by drought in about 15 Catholic Dioceses of the East African country.

Kenyan Government to Collaborate with Catholic Media Houses in Capacity Building: Official

May 30, 2022

An official of the Kenyan government has said that the ministry in which he serves is ready to “work together” with Catholic Media Houses in the country to foster capacity building of Catholic journalists for better communication.

Catholic Media houses in the Archdiocese of Nairobi in Kenya displaying their work at the Holy Family Minor Basilica on the World Communications Day celebrated on Sunday, May 29. Credit: ACI Africa

Let’s Report Differently “from secular media agencies”: Catholic Bishops in Kenya

May 30, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have challenged communicators who profess the Catholic faith to take into account their Christian faith when reporting. 

Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Credit: WHO

Catholic Doctors in Kenya Want WHO Assembly to “explicitly reject” Proposed Regulations

May 29, 2022

Members of the Kenya Catholic Doctors’ Association (KCDA) are asking the country’s Attorney General (AG) to advise Kenya’s representative at the ongoing Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly to “explicitly reject” the proposed amendments to the International Health Regulations (IHR).

Fr. Andrew Bwalya addressing representatives of Catholic Media Houses in Nairobi Archdiocese during their meeting at the Daughters of Paul in Westlands, Nairobi on 3 March 2022.  Credit: Fr. Isaac Maina, SDB/BEAMS/Nairobi

Effective Communication “can diffuse tension, unite, promote life”: Nairobi-based Priest

May 28, 2022

The Church can embrace effective communication to resolve conflicts, bring about unity among people, and foster the value of life, a Nairobi-based Catholic Priest has said.

Some members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) during a press conference May 27. Credit: Radio Waumini/Facebook

Do Not Elect Political Candidates with Pro-abortion Tendencies: Catholic Bishops in Kenya

May 27, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have urged the people of God in the East African country to evaluate political candidates seeking to be elected in the August 9 general elections so that they can vote in pro-life leaders.

Credit: JENA Africa

Jesuit Entity in Africa Urges States to “halt use of crop-based feedstocks in biofuels”

May 27, 2022

Officials of the Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network – Africa (JENA), a department of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM), are calling on governments across the world to stop using crop-based feedstocks in biofuels as millions face starvation globally amid increased food prices.