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Latest stories: Kakamega Diocese

Credit: South African Faith Communities Environment Institute (SAFCEI)

Faith Leaders in Africa among Signatories to Joint “response to pandemic, climate crisis”

Faith-based leaders in Africa are among hundreds of “the high-level religious and spiritual leaders who have signed onto the Sacred People, Sacred Heart Statement”, calling for a joint response to the COVID-19 pandemic and “the climate crisis.”

From left to right Judith Anyanje - Senior Nursing Oficer - MCH (Mother to Child Healthcare clinic), Fr. Columban Odhiambo -Hospital Administrator, Dr Aimable Niyubahwe - Medical Officer Incharge, Mirabel Maseghe - a mother of 3, one of whom is vaccinated. Credit: Fr. Columban Odhiambo

No More Frequent Malaria Battles for Kenyan Mother after Vaccination at Catholic Hospital

Parenting was not always easy for Mirabel Maseghe whose first two children were always being admitted to hospital in Western Kenya with severe symptoms of malaria.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi of Kenya's Kakamega Diocese. Credit: Kakamega Diocese

Kenyan Catholic Bishop Discourages Priests “from soliciting for funds from politicians”

The Catholic Bishop of Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese has “strongly discouraged” members of the Clergy from reaching out to politicians for funds.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe during the Priestly Ordination of Priestly ordination of Deacon Reuben Kemei in Kenya's Bungoma Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Catholic Bishop Faults Government for Suspending Public Worship in Parts of Country

The Bishop of Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese has faulted the government for suspending public worship in parts of the country, a move that seems to undermine, the Bishop says, the role of the Inter-faith Council.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi during the Eucharistic celebration of the World Day of Communication at St. joseph's Cathedral of Kakamega Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Catholic Bishop Cautions against Armchair Journalism, Urges Evidence-based Reports

A Catholic Bishop in Kenya has challenged journalists in the East African nation to engage in evidence-based reporting, cautioning against armchair journalism.

A poster announcing the three-day online workshop for pastoral agents in Kenya. / Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB).

“Collaborate with shared purpose, to do the work of Christ,” Pastoral Agents in Kenya Told

The need for pastoral agents to collaborate in their mission of evangelization has been emphasized at the start of a three-day virtual workshop that is bringing together Clerics and religious men and women involved in pastoral animation in Kenya.

Logo for the one million children prying the Rosary initiative for unity and peace scheduled for October 18, 2020. / Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

Children in Kenya Link up on Facebook ahead of Global Rosary Prayer Initiative

The Catholic Church in Kenya has heeded to the “One Million Children Praying the Rosary” call by the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) to pray for unity and peace in the world, with children in the East African country participating in prayers through a Facebook live video.

Fr. Bonaventure Luchidio, the National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Kenya. / ACI Africa

Redefine Pastoral Work to Have Mission Dimension, Pastoral Agents in Kenya Told

The need to ensure that the ministry of evangelization includes a dimension of mission as reaching out to the people of God has been emphasized at the ongoing three-day virtual workshop that has brought members of the Clergy and Religious involved in pastoral animation in Kenya.

The Model Tree Nursery by Kenya's Kakamega diocese. The project is in response to Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si'. / CJPC Kakamega/ Facebook

Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese Establishes Tree Nursery in Response to Laudato Si’

The leadership of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC) in the Diocese of Kakamega in Kenya has initiated a tree nursery project, initially with 12,000 seedlings, as a response to Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’, a CJPC official has told ACI Africa.

Fr. Columban Odhiambo, the administrator of St. Mary’s Mumias Mission Hospital, Catholic Diocese of Kakamega.

What One Catholic Mission Hospital in Kenya is Doing to Weather COVID-19 Storm

The management of St. Mary’s Mumias Mission Hospital, one of the health facilities of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Kakamega, last week sent home 40 employees in one of the toughest decisions the hospital has been forced to make as COVID-19 continues to plunge the world in deep uncertainty.

Logo of Kenya-based Ukweli TV / Ukweli TV

In Telling COVID-19 Stories, “media should be source of hope, not despair”: Kenyan Bishop

With the global pandemic of COVID-19 receiving unrivalled news media coverage, a Bishop in Kenya has challenged personalities behind “all the channels of communication” to strive to tell stories that give “hope and preparedness” rather than despair.

The late Fr. Richard Quinn, MM who passed on January, 27, 2020. He is the founder of Ukweli Video Productions. / Courtesy

Kenyans Pay Glowing Tribute to American Missionary, Founder of First Audiovisual Centre

Members of the clergy, religious and the laity who interacted with the American Missionary Fr. Richard Quinn, known in Kenya for founding the first audiovisual production centre, the  Ukweli Video Productions, have paid glowing tributes to him following his death on Monday, January 27 at the age of 93.