Sr. Florence Muia, Founder of Upendo Village, an HIV and AIDS project in Kenya. Credit: Sr. Florence Muia

Over 13,000 Reached as Catholic Nuns’ HIV/AIDS Project in Kenya Marks 20th Anniversary

Jan 24, 2024

Close to 14,000 people have benefitted from ASN Upendo Village, a HIV and AIDS project started by the Assumption Sisters of Nairobi (ASN) 20 years ago to provide support to people living with HIV in low-end settlements around Naivasha in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Nakuru.

Bishop Charles Kasonde during the 42nd graduation ceremony at the main campus of CUEA in Karen, Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: CUEA

Stand for Truth, Faith, Service: Chancellor to Kenya-based Catholic University Graduands

Oct 29, 2023

The Chancellor of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) has challenged graduands at a Kenya-based regional institution of higher learning to be proponents of truth, “always” standing for their faith and living a life of service.

A poster announcing the Silver Jubilee of Blessed Bakanja Seminary. Credit: AMECEA

At 25, Kenya-based Blessed Bakanja Seminary Making Inroads into Central, Southern Africa

Oct 23, 2023

When the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) established Blessed Bakanja Seminary 25 years ago, the Nairobi-based Catholic institution admitted only 19 Seminarians from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Logo Blessed Bakanja AMECEA College. Credit: Blessed Bakanja AMECEA College

AMECEA Appeals for Support for Kenya-based Regional Seminary to “run without hurdles”

Oct 23, 2023

The leadership of the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) is appealing for the support of the Blessed Bakanja Seminary to overcome challenges involved in the formation of Seminarians enrolled at the Nairobi-based institution. 

The Entrance to the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) in Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: CUEA

Embrace Service as “most important thing in life”: Nuncio in Kenya to University Students

Oct 3, 2023

The Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya has called upon students in institutions of higher learning in the East African nation to embrace the spirit of service as “the most important thing” in their respective lives. 

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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.

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) Commission for Education and Religious Education (CERE) during a press conference at the eighth edition of Kenya’s Catholic Schools’ Principals Association (CaSPA) conference in Nairobi. Credit: Diocese of Nakuru

“Do not shy away from witnessing Christ”, Catholic Schools in Kenya Told

Aug 15, 2023

Principals of Catholic Schools in Kenya have been urged to maintain high moral standards in the institutions they manage, and to never shy away from witnessing Christ to nurture holistic learners that are morally and spiritually equipped.

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”.

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.

Sr. Mary Nzilani during her presentation on the second day of the biannual Pan African Congress on Theology in Nairobi. Credit: ACI Africa

Use “theological, biblical insights” to Address Women Challenges: Catholic Nun in Kenya

Jul 21, 2022

The challenges women face, including those triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic such as gender-based violence and cultural negativities, can be addressed using theological and biblical approaches, a Catholic Nun in Kenya has said.

Dr. Susan Gitau, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Elewa Ulevi Consultancy, a firm in matters pertaining to Alcohol and Substance abuse and other addictions in Kenya. Credit: Courtesy photo

Girls Abusing Drugs More Than Boys, Consulting Firm to Kenyan Catholic Schools Principals

Jul 7, 2022

While it has been believed that drug abuse is a challenge for boys, a consulting firm in Kenya has told participants in the just concluded seventh edition of the conference of Catholic Schools’ Principals Association (CaSPA) in Kenya that girls are now abusing drugs more than their male counterparts.   

Fr. Vincent Mrio addressing participants during the Friday, March 18 webinar organized by the Mariological Society of America. Credit:  Sr. Olga Massango

At Virtual Event, Tanzanian Priest Offers Insights into Mary as “icon of African women”

Mar 18, 2022

A Tanzanian Catholic Priest has, at a virtual event, offered insights into the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary as an “icon of African women.”

Credit: Fr. Lazar Arasu

Catholic Ministry Initiated by Salesians for Refugees in Uganda Spreads to Locals

Feb 10, 2022

A Catholic ministry, which members of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) initiated about five years ago in Uganda’s Gulu Archdiocese to serve South Sudanese refugees in the East African nation has spread to local people who had stayed for long without pastoral care.

Some of the PhD graduates at CUEA. Credit: CUEA

Foster Honesty, Truth to Overcome Life's Challenges: Kenyan Catholic Priest to Graduands

Oct 29, 2021

Graduands at a Kenya-based Catholic University have been encouraged to foster honesty and truthfulness to be able to overcome challenges they might encounter in their lives. 

Sr. Bibiana Ngundo, a lecturer in African Culture and Religion at Kenya’s Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) during her presentation at the ongoing 18th Plenary Assembly for the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA). Credit: ACWECA

Align Formation Programs for Religious in Africa to New World Realities: Catholic Nun

Aug 26, 2021

There is a need to revise the old formation programs for those joining Religious Life in Africa to match the positive and negative realities of the current society, a Catholic Nun in Kenya has said.

Credit: ACWECA

Catholic Sisters in Africa Asked to Go Beyond “community projects” to Sustain Congregation

Aug 25, 2021

A Kenyan Nun is advocating for Catholic Sisters in Africa to be allowed, while adhering to the evangelical council of obedience, to join sectors of society that offer a “better pay” in view of sustaining their respective Religious Congregations that are facing tough financial times.

The late Fr. Peter Ignatius Gichure who died 31 July 2021. The member of the Clergy of Kenya's Nakuru Diocese was an Associate Professor of Dogmatic Theology and Peace Studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Credit: Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA)

Catholic Clergy, Laity Eulogize Kenyan Priest, Professor as Advocate of Peace in Families

Aug 3, 2021

Members of the Clergy and the Laity in Kenya have paid glowing tribute to the late Kenyan Priest and University Professor, Fr. Peter Ignatius Gichure, describing him as one who advocated for Catholic marriage, family life, and peace among family members. 

A poster announcing the launch of the book titled, “The Handmaid of the Lord: Mariology from its Doctrinal and African Perspectives” by Fr. Vincent Mrio. Credit: Pauline Publications Nairobi/Capuchin TV Kenya

African Perspectives of Mary, Her Response to Angel Gabriel, Highlights of New Book

May 19, 2021

How the Blessed Virgin Mary reflects African values and what the people of God in Africa can learn from her response to angel Gabriel are some of the highlights of a new book that was launched in Nairobi on Tuesday, May 18.