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The 11 Sisters on a procession during the Eucharistic celebration held at the Sacred Heart Mukumu Parish of Kakamega Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa.

Religious Vocation “belongs to God”: Kenyan Catholic Bishop to Newly Professed Nuns

Dec 10, 2022

Vocation to Religious Life is a fruit of God’s grace and is therefore not a possession of an individual person but “belongs to God”, Bishop Mark Kadima said during the profession of 11 members of the Congregation of Sisters of Mary of Kakamega (SMK).

Bishop Emeritus Philip Sulumeti of Kenya's Kakamega Diocese during the procession. Credit: ACI Africa

Kenyan Catholic Bishop Marking Episcopal Golden Jubilee Hailed as “giant of faith”

Oct 31, 2022

On the occasion of his Episcopal Golden Jubilee celebration, the pioneer Bishop of Kakamega Diocese in Kenya, Bishop Philip Sulumeti, has been hailed as a “giant of faith”.

Bishop Joseph Mairura Okemwa of Kisii Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Unite Kenyans Regardless of Political, Ethnic Backgrounds: Kenyan Bishop to Politicians

Oct 31, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kisii in Kenya has called on politicians in the East African nation to come to terms with the fact that the general elections ended and to focus on uniting Kenyans regardless of their ethnic backgrounds.

Bishop Emeritus Philip Sulumeti of Kenya's Kakamega Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Pope Francis Lauds Kenyan Bishop Marking Episcopal Golden Jubilee as Diligent Servant

Oct 30, 2022

Pope Francis has acknowledged with appreciation the five-decade Episcopal Ministry of a Kenyan Catholic Bishop, lauding him as a diligent and zealous servant who preached “the gospel truth to the people.”

A poster announcing the Golden Jubilee celebration of theEpiscopal Ordination of Bishop Philip Sulumeti. Credit: Kakamega Diocese

Pioneer Bishop of Kakamega Diocese in Kenya Acclaimed for Laying Foundation of Faith

Oct 26, 2022

Ahead of the Golden Jubilee celebration of his Episcopal Ordination, Bishop Philip Sulumeti, the pioneer Local Ordinary of the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega in Kenya, has been lauded for his efforts to lay the foundation of faith in the Western part of the country.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe of the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega,  presiding over the official opening of the multipurpose hall at the Holy Family Lubao Parish. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Bishop Urges New Government, Opposition to Unite in Addressing Citizen Issues

Oct 14, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in Kenya has urged the President William Ruto-led government that was inaugurated last month to “work together” with members of the opposition in addressing issues affecting citizens of the East African nation. 

Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe of Kakamega Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Research More on GMOs to Cushion Kenyans from Future “negative effects”: Catholic Bishop

Oct 13, 2022

There is need for more research on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in Kenya before allowing the cultivation of GM crops, a Catholic Bishop in the East African country has said. 

Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe. Credit: ACI Africa

Ahead of Postponed Governor Poll in Kenyan County, Catholic Bishop Advocates for Peace

Aug 26, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega in Kenya has called upon the people of God under his Pastoral care to maintain peace as the electorate in the Kenyan County prepare to elect their Governor.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi of Kneya's Kakamega Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Explain to Family “implications” of Consecrated Life: Kenyan Bishop to Nuns at Profession

Jun 22, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Kakamega Diocese in Kenya has urged those in Consecrated Life to explain to their respective family members “the implications and the consequences” of the life they have chosen to live.

Late Sr. Sunita Conceicao Eusebia Colaco. Credit: Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate (FSI)

Catholic Hospital in Kenya to Be Named after Missionary Nun Who Died in Road Accident

Mar 4, 2022

Itando Mission Hospital of the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega in Kenya where Sr. Sunita Conceicao Eusebia Colaco served until her death in a road accident is to be named after the Indian-born Catholic Nun, Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe has said.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Kakamega. Credit: Kakamega Diocese

Remain “committed to the Lord's gift of peace”: Kenyan Catholic Bishop in Lent Message

Mar 3, 2022

Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Kakamega has encouraged the people of God in his Episcopal See to remain dedicated to peace throughout the electioneering period in the East African nation.  

Some of the religious Sisters outside St. Joseph Cathedral Kakamega. Credit: Sr. Irene Muhanga

Consecrated Persons in Kenyan Diocese Urged to Have Awareness Campaigns to Boost Vocations

Feb 8, 2022

Women and men Religious serving in Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese have been challenged to organize regular meetings to celebrate Consecrated Life at the grassroots in Parishes or local communities with the view of promoting vocations to Religious Life.

Screengrab of Bishop Joseph Obanyi of Kenya's Kakamega Diocese on Capuchin TV. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Kenyan Catholic Bishop Decries Poor Services at Country’s National Medical Insurer

Nov 27, 2021

Service delivery at Kenya’s biggest medical insurer, National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), is wanting despite huge investment in the entity, the Bishop of Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese has said.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi of the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega, Kenya, Credit: Courtesy photo

Politicians Can Become Saints, Kenyan Catholic Bishop Says, Calls for Service to Poor

Nov 23, 2021

All people despite their social status, including politicians, are called to live a life of holiness and have an equal opportunity to become saints, the Bishop of Kenya’s Kakamega Diocese has said.

Credit: South African Faith Communities Environment Institute (SAFCEI)

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

Oct 24, 2021

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

Oct 11, 2021

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”

Sep 16, 2021

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

Jun 18, 2021

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

May 6, 2021

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

Oct 22, 2020

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.