Catholic Church in Kenya

A screenshot of Bishop John Oballa Owaa of Kenya's Ngong' Diocese during the Temporary and Perpetual Profession of 10 members of the Missionary Sisters of Evangelization (MSE) on Friday, September 22. Credit: Capuchin TV

At Religious Profession in Kenya, Bishop Urges Nuns to “pump” Love into Their Communities

Sep 25, 2023

The newly professed members of the Missionary Sisters of Evangelization (MSE) in Kenya have been cautioned against lamenting about the lack of love in Religious communities, and instead challenged to “pump that love” into their respective communities. 

Patients wait outside Wenje Catholic Health Facility. Credit: Fr. Fred Wafula

Relief as Spiritans Establish Medical Facility for Kenya’s Marginalized Communities

Sep 24, 2023

For a long time, residents of Wenje, a town in the coast region of Kenya served by the Catholic Diocese of Garissa traveled over 50 kilometers to access medical services at a government hospital.  

Credit: Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network Africa (JENA

Recent Africa Food Systems Forum "pivotal moment" for Feeding: Jesuit Entity Official

Sep 24, 2023

The 2023 Africa Food Systems Forum was an important moment for the world's second-largest and second-most populous continent to explore ways of transforming “its food systems”, an official of the Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network Africa (JENA) has said. 

Members of the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA). Credit: IMBISA

IMBISA Leadership Seeking to Foster “a more inclusive and representative region”

Sep 23, 2023

The leadership of the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) bringing together representatives of Catholic Bishops from nine countries of Southern Africa has expressed the commitment to fostering an inclusive regional association.

Archbishop Anthony Muheria addressing Communication Coordinators, Radio Directors, and Managers on the first day of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Climate change adaptation training at  JJ McCarthy Centre in Nairobi. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Communicators in Kenya Urged “to be ambassadors” of Ecological Conservation

Sep 19, 2023

Catholic communicators in Kenya have been urged to champion the conservation of nature, taking deliberate efforts to correct errors around climate change.

Bishop John Mbinda presenting the Book of the Gospels to newly ordained Deacons. Credit: ACI Africa

Let’s Be “professional” in Preparing Homilies: Catholic Bishop in Kenya to New Deacons

Sep 17, 2023

There is need for members of the Clergy to prepare their homilies, handling their ministry in a “professional” way as they feed the people of God with the word of God, Bishop John Mbinda of Kenya’s Lodwar Diocese has said. 

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Youth in Kenya Join Faith Leaders' Call for Limiting Production, Use of Fossil Fuels

Sep 17, 2023

Youths from various religious denominations in Kenya have joined faith leaders from across the globe in calling for a  Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.   

Archbishop Hubertus Maria van Megen. Credit: ACI Africa

Establish “polluter pays” Principle for Environmental Conservation: Nuncio in Kenya

Sep 16, 2023

There is need to establish an international agreement requiring polluters to pay for the environmental damage they cause, the Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya and South Sudan has said.

Steeven Keezamutima at the Africa Climate Summit. Credit: Brantina boke Chacha

“Diplomatic show”: Catholic Activist on Africa Climate Summit, Says “real issues” Omitted

Sep 13, 2023

Africa’s leaders who gathered in the Kenyan capital city, Nairobi, for the three-day inaugural Africa Climate Summit (ACS) that concluded on September 6 did not address the “real” environmental issues on the continent, a Catholic activist has lamented, and termed the gathering “a diplomatic show”.

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Catholic Activists Demand Ban of Book Promoting “premature sexualization” in Kenya

Sep 12, 2023

Catholic activists in Africa under their umbrella organization, CitizenGO Africa, are calling on the Cabinet Secretary (CS) for the Ministry of Education (MoE) in Kenya to ban a primary school textbook that they say seeks to foster “premature sexualization” of school-going children in the East African nation.

Credit: Jesuits Justice and Ecology Network Africa (JENA)

African Union Admission to G20 Reflection of Pope Francis’ Plea for Global Justice: Jesuit

Sep 11, 2023

The admission of the African Union (AU) to the Group of Twenty, the intergovernmental forum comprising 19 sovereign countries, the European Union (EU) popularly known as the G20, mirrors Pope Francis’ appeal for global justice, an African member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) has said.

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“Profound”: Catholic Priest in Kenya Recalls Cardinal Otunga’s Life of Ceaseless Prayers

Sep 11, 2023

Michael Maurice Cardinal Otunga spent his final days, old and frail, committed to prayer in a home for the elderly people in Kenya.

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen, the Apostolic Nuncio to Kenya and South Sudan presiding over Mass during the Mother Teresa Feast Day Celebration at Home of Mercy, Huruma in the Archdiocese of Nairobi on Tuesday, September 5. Credit: Radio Waumini

Religious, Priestly Life Not about “gold medal for the best behavior”: Nuncio in Kenya

Sep 10, 2023

Joining and living Religious and Priestly Life is not to be compared to a sport competition that involves medals for the best performers, the representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has said.

Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of Kenya's Kisumu Archdiocese celebrating Mass on the Feast day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary at St. Gabriel's Minor Seminary in his Metropolitan See. Credit: Radio Maria Kenya- Kisumu.

Emulate Joseph, Mary in Handling Marital “embarrassment”: Catholic Archbishop in Kenya

Sep 8, 2023

St. Joseph and the Blessed Virgin Mary can be inspirational in handling cases of “embarrassment” between spouses, the Archbishop of Kenya’s Kisumu Archdiocese has said. 

Sr. Adelaide Felicitas Ndilu, the Director of Waumini radio in Nairobi, Kenya with Archbishop Anthony Muheria and some staff members. Credit: Radio Waumini

They’re “20 years of fruitful evangelization”: Catholic Bishops’ Radio Director in Kenya

Sep 7, 2023

Waumini Radio, the Catholic radio of the members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) is marking 20 years of "fruitful evangelization", the Director of the Nairobi-based entity has said. 

Archbishop Philip Subira Anyolo during Holy Mass commemorating the 20th anniversary of Servant of God Michael Maurice Cardinal Otunga at Queen of the Apostles Parish of the Archdiocese of Nairobi, Kenya
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Cardinal Otunga’s Sainthood Journey a Call to Holiness: Kenyan Archbishop

Sep 6, 2023

The sainthood course of the Servant of God Michael Maurice Cardinal Otunga was started by the Cardinal himself, and is now an invitation for the people of God to live a holy life, the Local Ordinary of Kenya's Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi has said.  

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How Cardinal Otunga Warmed Hearts as Kenya’s First Native Catholic Bishop

Sep 5, 2023

The people of God in Kenya are marking two decades since the Servant of God Maurice Michael Cardinal Otunga, who is on the sainthood journey, passed on.

Archbishop Philip Subira Anyolo of Kenya's Nairobi Archdiocese blessing the Chapel of St. Matia Mulumba Mission Hospital on Tuesday, 5 September 2023. Credit: Nairobi Archdiocese.

Archbishop in Kenya Urges Staff at Health Facility to Foster Patience in Handling the Sick

Sep 5, 2023

Archbishop Philip Anyolo Subira of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi in Kenya has urged the staff at St. Matia Mulumba Mission Hospital in his Metropolitan See to exercise patience in handling the sick at the facility. 

Credit: Jesuits Justice and Ecology Network Africa (JENA)

“As future’s custodians, our voices matter”: Africa's Children on Climate Conversations

Sep 4, 2023

Children in Africa are calling on governments and African leaders to involve them in conversations around the climate and processes leading to “environmental decisions”.

Members of the Congregation of Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph (FSJ, Asumbi Sisters Kenya) during the Jubilee held in Kisumu, Kenya. Credit: Radio Maria Kisumu, Kenya.

At Jubilee, Religious Profession, Catholic Bishop in Kenya Emphasizes Value of Listening

Sep 1, 2023

The Bishop of Kenya’s Homa Bay Diocese has emphasized the value of listening, and acknowledged with appreciation its role in the formation and ministry of women and men Religious.