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Catholic Church in Kenya

Fr. George Crocenzi (1923-2000), U.S.-born Spiritan who ministered in Africa for 38 years. Credit: Holy Ghost Fathers/Fr. Paul Hoang, CSSp.

East Africa Spiritans Name House after American Who Lived “radical gospel of self-giving”

Dec 8, 2023

Fr. George Crocenzi, a native of the U.S., who ministered in East Africa for close to four decades has been recognized by his confreres; they have named a house in Nairobi after him.

Pope Francis receiving the delegation of the African Educational Pact at the Vatican on 1 June 2023. Credit: Vatican Media

First African Congress of Catholic Education: Pope Francis for “whole person” Formation

Dec 7, 2023

Pope Francis has faulted the culture of “selective and elitist” training that focuses on the intellect. 

Fr. Fredrick Elima Wafula salvaging what he can after flood waters filled the Spiritan Residence at St. John Wenje Catholic Parish of Garissa Diocese in Kenya. Credit: Holy Ghost Fathers/Kenya/Fr. Fredrick Elima Wafula

Massive El-Nino Flooding Leaves Kenyan Catholic Mission Counting Losses

Dec 7, 2023

Staff at St. John the Baptist Wenje Catholic Mission of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Garissa have been left to do massive repairs, face waterborne diseases, and dodge displaced crocodiles in the wake of El-Nino rains, which have caused huge damage in a number of countries in Eastern Africa.

Fr. Charles Chilufya S.J, Director of the Jesuits Justice and Ecology Network Africa opens the session on the need for an ethically-informed approach to achieving justice in mining and facilitating a just transition at COP 28 Faith Pavilion. Credit: JENA/PACJA

COP28: Faith, Civil Actors Call for “ethical practice” in Accessing Africa’s Resources

Dec 6, 2023

Faith and civil actors in Africa are calling for “ethical practice” in accessing Africa’s natural resources.

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IMBISA Tasks Theologians to “shed light” on Traditional Initiation, Polygamy in Africa

Dec 6, 2023

Members of the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA), who include Catholic Bishops in nine countries of Southern Africa have tasked theologians in the region to “shed light” on the practices of traditional initiation and polygamy.

Some of the Guests at the one day concert held at St. Mary's auditorium in Nairobi. Credit: ACI Africa

How Youth at Kenyan Catholic Parish are Supporting Needy Colleagues in Twinning Initiative

Dec 4, 2023

Members of the Kings and Queens youth group of St. Austin’s Catholic Parish of Nairobi Archdiocese in Kenya are reaching out to their needy colleagues in a first evangelization context in the country’s Nakuru Diocese in a twinning initiative that started seven years ago.

Delegates, observers, and functionaries of the Provincial Chapter of the Spiritans in Kenya and South Sudan at the Resurrection Garden, Nairobi, on 30 November 2023. Credit: ACI Africa

Sustaining “fragile missions” among Key Priorities of Kenya’s Pioneer Missionary Order

Dec 3, 2023

Members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit under the protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Spiritans/Holy Ghost Fathers/CSSp.) in Kenya, the country’s pioneer Religious and Missionary Order, have emphasized the need to sustain “fragile missions” in their six-day Provincial Chapter, which concluded on Friday, December 1.    

Karam AbiYazback, the Regional Coordinator of Caritas North Africa and the Middle East at a training workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: ACI Africa

Caritas Serving in Africa’s “forgotten crises” as Bigger Aid Follows the Media: Official

Dec 3, 2023

The more a crisis is highlighted by the media, the more likely it is to attract global aid, a Caritas official has said, noting that the humanitarian arm of the Church has distinguished itself for remaining committed to supporting those suffering in some of Africa’s crises that are not receiving a lot of press coverage.

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Jesuits in Africa Call for Concerted Efforts in Fight against HIV/AIDS

Dec 3, 2023

The President of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) has called for collaborative efforts to fight HIV/AIDS.

Archbishop Philip Subira Anyolo of Nairobi Archdiocese. Credit: ADN

Catholic Archbishop in Kenya Tells Couples to Stop Postponing Sacrament of Marriage

Dec 1, 2023

The Archbishop of Nairobi Archdiocese in Kenya has encouraged those not married in Church to solemnize their marriages and to stop postponing the Sacrament so as to get closer to Christ.

A screenshot of members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) during a press conference. Credit: KCCB

Let’s Not Gamble with Children’s Future: Kenyan Catholic Bishops on Disputed School Result

Nov 30, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have weighed in on the disputed Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results that had numerous discrepancies, and cautioned the government against jeopardizing children's future through issuing of erroneous exam results.

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

Catholic Bishops in Kenya Urge Government to “respond swiftly” to El Nino Victims

Nov 29, 2023

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) are calling on the government of the East African country to “respond swiftly” to the damage caused by the ongoing El Nino rains especially by helping the victims of the rains that have reportedly claimed at least 120 lives and displaced about 90,000.

Members of the Association of Pauline Cooperators (APC), the lay association of the Pious Society of the Daughters of St. Paul (FSP) celebrating the Silver Jubilee of Michael and Grace Njuguna. Credit: Sr. Praxides Nafula

Pauline Sisters Celebrate Collaboration with Kenyan Couple on Silver Jubilee

Nov 28, 2023

For 25 years, a Kenyan couple , Michael and Grace Njuguna have been members of the Association of Pauline Cooperators (APC), the lay association of the Pious Society of the Daughters of St. Paul (FSP).

Smoke increases after Israeli airstrikes on the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, Oct. 10, 2023. | Credit: Anas-Mohammed/Shutterstock

“Our staff is helpless”, Caritas MONA Says as Deadly Raids Continue in Israel-Hamas War

Nov 27, 2023

The West Bank remains “a huge prison” where people cannot move to get basic services, and Gaza is reeling in a deep humanitarian crisis, a Caritas official has said, noting that staff of the charity arm of the Church who are based in the two zones are unable to provide any help to those affected by the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.

A session at a Caritas Internationalis training workshop in Nairobi Kenya. Credit: ACI Africa

Church in Africa to Benefit from Caritas Internationalis Strategies to Foster Safeguarding

Nov 26, 2023

Members of Caritas Internationalis (CI) in Africa are set to benefit from a wide range of educational and funding strategies unveiled by the international humanitarian agency to enhance the protection of minors and vulnerable adults on the continent.

Annamária Vrzáčková, the Program Manager of Caritas Internationalis Management Standards (CI MS) at a training workshop of Caritas Africa and Caritas MONA in Nairobi Kenya. Credit: ACI Africa

Caritas Internationalis Lauds Africa for “doing very well” in Professional Standards

Nov 24, 2023

Out of the 46 African member organizations of Caritas Internationalis (CI), 37 are already in the process of implementing CI’s management standards, a figure that is laudable, according to officials of the international humanitarian entity.

Trócaire is supporting and investing in women’s rights organisations. Credit: Trócaire

How Irish Catholic Entity is Addressing Violence against Women in Two African Countries

Nov 24, 2023

Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, is making deliberate efforts to invest in women’s rights organizations to address violence against women in Somalia and South Sudan in a partnership initiative.

A screenshot of Bishop Cleophas Oseso Tuka during the graduation ceremony at St. Elizabeth Demo Farm-Subukia on 21 November 2023. Credit: Capuchin TV

Like Mary, Take Responsibility of Family Care “with seriousness”: Kenyan Bishop to Women

Nov 21, 2023

The Catholic Bishop of Nakuru Diocese in Kenya has called upon women in marriages to take the responsibility of taking care of their respective families “with seriousness” in the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of Kisumu Archdiocese in Kenya posing for a photo with the newly ordained Priests on Saturday, 18 November 2023. Credit: Radio Maria Kisumu

“Protect your vocations zealously”: Archbishop in Kenya to New Priests at Ordination

Nov 20, 2023

Newly ordained Priests of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kisumu in Kenya have been urged to “zealously” protect their Priestly vocation, and to live “respectable lives” that conform to their divine calling. 

Bishop James Maria Wainaina of Kenya’s Murang’a Diocese. Credit: Murang’a Diocese

Bishop in Kenya Urges Ministers of Holy Communion to Be "Christ-like"

Nov 17, 2023

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Muranga in Kenya has urged the people of God under his pastoral care, especially those who distribute Holy Communion to do it with reverence.