Catholic Church in Kenya

St. John the Evangelist Holy Ghost Parish. Credit: Magdalene Kahiu/ACI Africa

Scheduled Consecration of Kenyan Church to be “a memorable event”: Parish Priest

May 11, 2023

The consecration of St. John the Evangelist Holy Ghost Parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi in Kenya planned for Saturday, May 13 will be “a memorable event for parishioners”, the Parish Priest has said.

“Together for a New Africa” Surveying gaps in Leadership ahead of 2023 Training Cycle

May 10, 2023

Young people at Together for a New Africa (T4NA), a network started by former students of Italy-based Sophia University Institute, are surveying gaps in leadership among young people in Africa ahead of the initiative’s training scheduled for later this year.

KCCB Chairman, Archbishop Martin Kivuva Musonde. Credit: ACI Africa

Address Criminality, Catholic Bishops in Kenya Fault Move to Regulate Religious Entities

May 10, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have faulted the move by President William Samoei Ruto-led government to regulate religious organizations and practices.

Bishop Cleophas Oseso Tuka of Kenya's Nakuru Diocese addressing congregation at his Episcopal Ordination Saturday, 6 May 2023. Credit: ACI Africa

Newly Ordained Kenyan Bishop Striving for “a prosperous Diocese”, Urges Unity of Purpose

May 9, 2023

The newly Consecrated Catholic Bishop of Kenya's Nakuru Diocese is looking forward to having “a prosperous Diocese”. 

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Kenya’s Nyeri Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

“Remember your faith, study diligently”: Catholic Archbishop to Kenyan Young Learners

May 9, 2023

The Archbishop of Kenya’s Nyeri Archdiocese has encouraged school going children in the East African nation not to overlook their faith, and to “study diligently”.

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Pope Francis Lauds Spiritan Rich History Realized in 60 Countries in “docility to Spirit”

May 8, 2023

Pope Francis has lauded the rich history of the members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit under the protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Spiritans/Holy Ghost Fathers) that is being realized in some 60 countries across five continents.

Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya, South Sudan Bemoans “horror scenes” in Sudan amid Violence

May 8, 2023

The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya and South Sudan has expressed concern about ongoing fighting in Sudan, which he said has resulted in “horror scenes”.

Bishop Cleophas Oseso Tuka of Kenya's Nakuru Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Nuncio Urges New Bishop in Kenya to Foster “a humble church, devoid of any clericalism”

May 7, 2023

The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has urged the newly Consecrated Bishop of the country’s Catholic Diocese of Nakuru to foster “a humble church” that prioritizes service rather than the seeking of “the first position”.

Religious Leaders in Kenya. Credit: KCCB

Curb “staggering wastage”: Religious Leaders in Kenya to County, National Governments

May 6, 2023

Kenya has sufficient resources to manage its economic affairs, including the servicing of loans and “salary obligations”, religious leaders in the East African nation have observed, and identified “wastage” at County and national levels as the reason behind the country’s economic crisis.

Bishop Willybard Kitogho Lagho  of Kenya's Malindi Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Starvation Cult: Catholic Bishop Highlights Sects to Avoid

May 4, 2023

Sects led by people who claim to have supernatural experiences could potentially be dangerous cults that must be avoided, the Catholic Bishop of Kenya’s Malindi Diocese has said.

“Such a positive experience”: Parent on Pioneer Children Holiday Camp at Kenyan Parish

May 2, 2023

The pioneer children holiday camp, which St. Austin’s Parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi organized was “a positive experience” for participants, a parent at the Catholic Parish has said. 

Fr. Victor Mbuthia, Chaplain of Missionary Youth Movement (MYM) preaching during the Archdiocesan Mass at St. Mary's Msongari ground in Kenya's Nairobi Archdiocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Come to Terms with Personal “internal struggles, demons”: Kenyan Catholic Priest to Youth

May 1, 2023

Members of the Missionary Youth Movement (MYM) in Kenya’s Nairobi Archdiocese have been challenged to come to terms with their personal “internal struggles”. 

Bishop Joseph Mwongela during Holy Mass on the third day of the Catholic Private Education Institutions Association (CaPEIA) conference. Credit: CUEA

Kenya’s Catholic Institutions of Learning “hubs for moral values, faith formation”: Bishop

Apr 28, 2023

Institutions of learning under the auspices of the Catholic Church in Kenya are moral and faith formation “hubs” where young people “get the right values”, the Bishop of the country’s Kitui Diocese has said.

Mr. Wycliffe Wasike presenting at the Catholic Private Education Institutions Association' (CaPEIA) conference on Tuesday, 25 April 2023. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Catholic Schools Managers Urged to Embrace Objectivity, “wise leadership”

Apr 26, 2023

Managers of Catholic private schools in Kenya have been urged to approach contemporary challenges in their institutions of learning by employing objectivity and “wise leadership”.

73 Bodies found during Kenya religious cult investigation. Credit: Rex/Shutterstock

Christian Leaders in Kenya Condemn “starvation” Cult as Dozens of Bodies Exhumed in Forest

Apr 25, 2023

Christian leaders in Kenya have, in separate statements, condemned activities of a suspected “starvation” cult unearthed in dozens of deaths, with 73 bodies so far exhumed from shallow mass graves in Shakahola forest, some 70 kilometers from Malindi town in Kenya’s coastal County of Kilifi.

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Catholic Bishop, Priests in Sudan “safe” after Rockets Hit Church Premises: Official

Apr 24, 2023

The Catholic Bishop of El-Obeid Diocese and section of the Clergy in the Sudanese Diocese are “safe” after rockets hit Church premises on April 20, including the main gate of Mary Queen of Africa Cathedral and the Priests’ residence, the Secretary General of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) has said.

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“Exploiting gullible Kenyans”: Bishops on Starvation Cult, Urge “speedy investigation”

Apr 24, 2023

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have joined other Christian leaders in condemning the activities of a suspected “starvation” cult in the East African nation under the auspices of “pastor” Paul Mackenzie Nthenge, revealed in dozens of deaths in the ongoing exhumation of bodies that Kenyan authorities have ordered.

Raila Odinga addressing some religious leaders including members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: Raila Odinga/Facebook

Kenya’s Opposition Leader Disagrees with Catholic Bishops’ Caution against Public Protests

Apr 23, 2023

The leader of the opposition coalition in Kenya has expressed disagreement with the caution Catholic Bishops in the East African nation made against the resumption of anti-government demonstrations.

CSA anti-FGM campaign group.  Credit: St. Martin CSA/Facebook

Ending FGM in Kenyan Catholic Diocese Needs “everyone’s hand”: Official

Apr 23, 2023

An official of St. Martin Catholic Social Apostolate (CSA), an entity with the mission “to strengthen community capacity to care for and empower vulnerable people in mutually transformative relationships” in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Nyahururu is calling for “everyone’s hand in fighting” against the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

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

Amend Kenya’s Constitution to Fortify “religious values on family”: Bishops on LGBTQ+

Apr 22, 2023

There is a need to amend Kenya’s Constitution of 2010 to safeguard and fortify “cultural and religious values on marriage and family” in the East African nation, members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have said.