Catholic Church in Kenya

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) during a press briefing on 10 November 2022. Credit: KCCB

Catholic Bishops in Kenya Express Concern about High Cost of Living, Prolonged Drought

Nov 10, 2022

The high cost of living and prolonged drought in Kenya are among issues of national concern that the Catholic Bishops in the East African nation have highlighted in their latest collective statement.

Venerable Servant of God Maria Carola Cecchin.  Credit: Courtesy Photo

Miracle That Set Italian-born Catholic Missionary Nun in Kenya on Path to Sainthood

Nov 9, 2022

The beatification of Venerable Servant of God Maria Carola Cecchin, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph Benedict Cottolengo (Cottolengo Sisters), was the climax of years of investigation into the miracle of bringing a stillborn child back to life.

Some Bishops at the Beatification ceremony of Sr. Maria Carola at Kinoru Stadium in Meru Diocese on 5 November 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

Clergy, Laity of Meru in Kenya Hail Venerable Carola Beatification as "boost to faith"

Nov 8, 2022

The Clergy and Laity of the Catholic Diocese of Meru in Kenya who spoke to ACI Africa on the sidelines of the November 5 beatification of Venerable Servant of God Maria Carola Cecchin hailed the celebration as a boost to their Christian faith.

Mr. Joseph Muriungi (right) and Mrs. Joyce Muriungi (Left) the Parents of Hillay Msafiri Kiama whose miraculous birth led to the beatification of Sr. Maria Carola. Credit: ACI Africa.

The Story of Blessed Carola’s Death “should speak to us all”: Catholic Bishops in Kenya

Nov 7, 2022

The story of the death of the Catholic Nun who was beatified in Kenya on November 5 should inspire Kenyans to give themselves in the service of the Lord and receive well, in their midst, those involved in the mission of evangelization, members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have said.

Cardinal Antoine Kambanda of Rwanda unveiling the image of Blessed Maria Carola during the beatification ceremony held at Kinoru stadium in Kenya's Meru Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa.

Italian-born Catholic Nun Beatified in Kenya Hailed as “model of a missionary of charity”

Nov 6, 2022

The Cardinal Pope Francis delegated to preside over the beatification of Venerable Servant of God Maria Carola Cecchin has hailed the Italian-born Catholic Nun as “a model of a missionary of charity”.

Mons. Henry Juma Odonya, appointed Bishop of Kenya's Kitale Diocese on 4 November 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Accepts Retirement of Catholic Bishop of Kitale in Kenya, Appoints Successor

Nov 4, 2022

Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Bishop Maurice Anthony Crowley from the pastoral care of the Catholic Diocese of Kitale in Kenya and appointed Mons. Henry Juma Odonya as his successor.

Archbishop Philip Anyolo of Nairobi Archdiocese during CUEA’s  41st graduation ceremony on October 28. Credit: CUEA

Regional Catholic University in Kenya Urged to Form Ethical, “value-based future leaders"

Oct 31, 2022

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) has been challenged to have, as an objective, the formation of ethical and “value-based future leaders”.

Bishop Emeritus Philip Sulumeti of Kenya's Kakamega Diocese during the procession. Credit: ACI Africa

Kenyan Catholic Bishop Marking Episcopal Golden Jubilee Hailed as “giant of faith”

Oct 31, 2022

On the occasion of his Episcopal Golden Jubilee celebration, the pioneer Bishop of Kakamega Diocese in Kenya, Bishop Philip Sulumeti, has been hailed as a “giant of faith”.

Bishop Joseph Mairura Okemwa of Kisii Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Unite Kenyans Regardless of Political, Ethnic Backgrounds: Kenyan Bishop to Politicians

Oct 31, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kisii in Kenya has called on politicians in the East African nation to come to terms with the fact that the general elections ended and to focus on uniting Kenyans regardless of their ethnic backgrounds.

Bishop Emeritus Philip Sulumeti of Kenya's Kakamega Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Pope Francis Lauds Kenyan Bishop Marking Episcopal Golden Jubilee as Diligent Servant

Oct 30, 2022

Pope Francis has acknowledged with appreciation the five-decade Episcopal Ministry of a Kenyan Catholic Bishop, lauding him as a diligent and zealous servant who preached “the gospel truth to the people.”

Graduands at the 41st graduation ceremony of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Credit: CUEA

Graduands from Kenya-based Catholic University Urged to Champion the Care of Environment

Oct 30, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in Kenya has called upon graduands from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) to use their academic knowledge to champion the conservation of the environment.

Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Education, Ezekiel Machogu Ombaki. Credit: CUEA

Kenya-based Regional Catholic University Hailed for “tremendous contribution to education”

Oct 29, 2022

An official of the Kenyan government has, during the 41st graduation ceremony of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), hailed the regional institution of higher learning for contributing to “education growth and social welfare” in the East African country.

Graduands at the 41st graduation ceremony of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Credit: CUEA

Prioritize Service, “then money comes as a reward”: Catholic Bishop in Kenya to Graduands

Oct 28, 2022

Graduands at a Kenya-based regional Catholic University have been challenged to prioritize service over financial gains, the latter coming “as a reward” after having served.


Inside Pope Francis’ Envisioned Two-hour Dialogue with Catholic Youth in Africa

Oct 27, 2022

Everything is set for the November 1 dialogue between Pope Francis and young people drawn from various Catholic universities from African countries.

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle. Credit: ACI Africa

Use Synodal Process to Address “pressing challenges”: Vatican Cardinal to Church in Africa

Oct 27, 2022

A Pro-Prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization is calling upon the people of God in Africa to use the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality, which Pope Francis has extended to 2024, to find solutions to the challenges they experience.

A poster announcing the Golden Jubilee celebration of theEpiscopal Ordination of Bishop Philip Sulumeti. Credit: Kakamega Diocese

Pioneer Bishop of Kakamega Diocese in Kenya Acclaimed for Laying Foundation of Faith

Oct 26, 2022

Ahead of the Golden Jubilee celebration of his Episcopal Ordination, Bishop Philip Sulumeti, the pioneer Local Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega in Kenya, has been lauded for his efforts to lay the foundation of faith in the Western part of the country.

Credit: Courtesy Photo

African Students to Seek Solidarity with Pope Francis in Tackling Challenges of Youth

Oct 26, 2022

The envisioned dialogue between Pope Francis and young people from Catholic institutions of higher learning in Africa is not a moment to lament about the ills of the continent, but an opportunity to seek the Holy Father’s solidarity with the African youth in their daily struggles, an official at the planned Papal engagement has said.

Bishop Hieronymus Emusugut Joya of Kenya's Catholic Diocese of Maralal unveiling his coat of arms during his Episcopal ordination.  Credit: Catholic Information Service for Africa (CISA)

Newly Ordained Catholic Bishop in Kenya Commits to Fostering Peace in His Episcopal See

Oct 25, 2022

The newly Consecrated Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Maralal in Kenya has committed himself to fostering peace in his Episcopal See.

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen speaking during the Consecration of Mons. Hieronymus Joya as Bishop of Kenya's Maralal Diocese. Credit: KCCB

Be Mindful of Persons “struggling very much” amid Drought: Nuncio in Kenya at Ordination

Oct 24, 2022

The Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya has, during the Episcopal ordination of the Local Ordinary of Kenya’s Maralal Diocese, appealed for solidarity with those “struggling very much” amid drought in the Northeastern region of the East African country. 

Members of the Interfaith Council in Kenya. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Greatly honored” to Have Served: Kenya’s Interfaith Council as COVID-19-mandate Ends

Oct 18, 2022

Members of the Interfaith Council in Kenya who were mandated to guide the resumption of public worship during the COVID-19 pandemic have, as their tenure comes to an end, expressed gratitude to the Kenyan government and the people of God in the East African nation for giving them the opportunity to serve.