Catholic Church in Kenya

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Catholic Activists Decry United Kingdom’s Support for Abortionist Organizations in Africa

Dec 26, 2022

Catholic activists in the United Kingdom (UK) under the umbrella body, CitizenGo, have launched a campaign against their host government in a bid to stop the country’s new Prime Minister from donating funds to “infamous abortion giants” with operations in Africa.

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Salesians in Ivory Coast Providing Nutrition, Education, Social Support to Needy Children

Dec 25, 2022

Members of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in Ivory Coast are reaching out to vulnerable children, empowering them in formal education and social support initiatives at Don Bosco Child Protection Center, located in Koumassi, Abidjan.

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Catholic Women in Malawi Urged to Shun Abortion, Uphold Family Values

Dec 20, 2022

Members of the Catholic Women Organisation (CWO) in Malawi have been urged to lead their families by example, to shun abortion, and to promote Christian values in their respective families.

Religious leaders in Kenya. Credit: CJPC Kenya

Kenya’s Faith Leaders Question Public Prosecutions’ Independence, Ability to Handle Cases

Dec 18, 2022

Religious leaders in Kenya are questioning the independence of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and its capability to pursue cases of corruption in the East African nation.

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New Book on Culture of Care Offers “concrete steps” in Religious Confronting Abuse Menace

Dec 16, 2022

Readers of the 166-page newly launched book will gather “concrete steps” on how communities of men and women Religious can effectively confront the scourge of abuse and provide access to supportive communities for those who may encounter questions or even resistance in their attempts to implement diligent policies and practices.

Bishop John Mbinda of the Catholic Diocese of Lodwar in Kenya. Credit: St. Austin Catholic Church Nairobi

Catholic Bishop in Kenya Commends Parents for Persevering through Difficult School Year

Dec 13, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Lodwar in Kenya has hailed parents in the East African country for struggling to keep their children in school during harsh economic times in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mons. António Manuel Bogaio Constantino, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Beira Archdiocese in Mozambique on 13 December 2022. Credit: Archdiocese of Beira

Comboni Superior in Mozambique Appointed Auxiliary Bishop for Beira Archdiocese

Dec 13, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed the Provincial Superior of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus (MCCJ) in Mozambique as the Auxiliary Bishop for the country’s Beira Archdiocese.

The 11 Sisters on a procession during the Eucharistic celebration held at the Sacred Heart Mukumu Parish of Kakamega Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa.

Religious Vocation “belongs to God”: Kenyan Catholic Bishop to Newly Professed Nuns

Dec 10, 2022

Vocation to Religious Life is a fruit of God’s grace and is therefore not a possession of an individual person but “belongs to God”, Bishop Mark Kadima said during the profession of 11 members of the Congregation of Sisters of Mary of Kakamega (SMK).

Some of the members of the Franciscan Missionaries of St. Joseph during the celebration of their Jubilees and Professions
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“No going back,” Catholic Sisters told at Professions, Jubilee Celebrations in Kenya

Dec 9, 2022

Members of the Franciscan Missionaries of St. Joseph (FMSJ) who celebrated their Jubilees and professions in Kenya have been urged to cling to Jesus Christ, and not to quit in the face of hardships.

Salesians launch emergency appeal for displaced Africans. Credit: Salesian Missions

Salesian Entity Launches “emergency relief appeal” to Address Horn of Africa Food Crisis

Dec 6, 2022

Salesian Missions Australia, the development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) in the Oceania country, has launched an appeal for food supplies in view of reaching out to the needy in the Horn of Africa nations amid “food shortages and unrest”.

Amid lengthening droughts in northern Kenya, Malteser International distributes food, cash, drinking water and livestock feed and now extends the emergency relief to Ethiopia. Credit: Malteser International

Catholic Aid Agency Reaches Out to Thousands Facing Starvation in Kenya, Ethiopia

Dec 2, 2022

The leadership of the Rome-based Catholic Lay Religious Sovereign Order of Malta, Malteser International (MI), is reaching out with cash and food aid to thousands of Kenyans and Ethiopians facing starvation amid extended periods of drought. 

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen speaking during the presentation of the Bishop-elect Henry Juma Odonya to the Clergy of Kitale Diocese. Credit: Kitale Diocese

Nuncio in Kenya Assures Bishop-elect of Pope Francis’ Support, Urges Local Collaboration

Nov 30, 2022

The Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya has assured the Bishop-elect of the country’s Kitale Diocese of Pope Francis’ “support and prayer” in his Episcopal Ministry.

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Catholic Activists in Africa Ask Kenya’s President to Withdraw Directive Legalizing GMOs

Nov 29, 2022

Catholic activists in Africa under their umbrella association, CitizenGo Africa, are calling on the President of Kenya to withdraw “with immediate effect” his directive legalizing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the East African nation.

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African Cleric Lauds Creation of Loss and Damage Fund at COP-27 as “important first step”

Nov 28, 2022

An African Catholic Priest heading a Jesuit entity has lauded the resolution by the United Nations 27th Conference of Parties Climate Conference (COP27) in Egypt to establish a loss and damage fund as an “important first step” in attaining climate justice. 

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Initiate “popular devotion” to Boost Kenyan Cardinal’s Cause for Sainthood: Archbishop

Nov 26, 2022

The Archbishop of Kenya’s Nairobi Archdiocese has urged the people of God to initiate “popular devotion” to boost the cause for the canonization of the country’s first Cardinal, the Servant of God Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga.

Fr. Lawrence Njoroge, author of the book, "Beyond the Century of Endeavour: History of Catholic Church in Kenya” during the November 19 Book Launch. Credit: ACI Africa

How Catholic Priest “collected material” for Book on History of Catholic Church in Kenya

Nov 22, 2022

A member of the Clergy of Kenya’s Nairobi Archdiocese has recounted how he gathered content for his new book about the history of the Catholic Church in Kenya that Paulines Publications Africa published.

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Kenya's Nyeri Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Distasteful, disrespectful”, Archbishop in Kenya Faults State Official’s Remarks on GMO

Nov 21, 2022

A Catholic Archbishop in Kenya has termed as “distasteful and disrespectful to Kenyans” the remarks, which the country’s Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Trade and Industrialization made on the legalization of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) foods.

Archbishop Philip Subira Anyolo in procession during the Annual Youth Mass in the Archdiocese of Nairobi on 19 November 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Archbishop in Kenya Urges Young People to “live according to the Beatitudes”

Nov 21, 2022

The Archbishop of Nairobi has encouraged young people under his pastoral care to strive to “live according to the Beatitudes”, which he described as the identity of Christians.

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Faith, Civil Entities Oppose Bill Gates’ “high-tech solutions” to Reduce Hunger in Africa

Nov 17, 2022

Faith and civil organizations focused on food sovereignty and justice worldwide have castigated Bill Gates for proposing “high-tech solutions” including genetic engineering, new breeding technologies, and digital agriculture to address the hunger crisis in Africa. 

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Catholic Activists in Africa Decry Economic Crisis, Want Energy Taxes Suspended

Nov 15, 2022

Catholic activists in Africa are calling on African governments to stop increasing the costs of energy and gasoline, noting that the increase is having critical effects of the people’s living conditions in what they describe as an already tough economic crisis.