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Bishop Joseph Mbatia (right) receiving a donation of  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from Equity bank, a Kenya-based financial institution/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Kenyan Catholic Mission Hospitals “straining” to Contain Pandemic amid Government Neglect

Catholic Mission Hospitals are over-stretching their resources while attending to COVID-19 cases in the country, the Bishop at the helm of the Health Commission of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) has said.  

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Seven Issues Catholic Bishops in Kenya Want Addressed for a “peaceful, secure” Country

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have, in a collective statement issued at the end of their Ordinary Plenary Assembly, outlined seven issues affecting the East African nation, which they want addressed for a “peaceful, secure and prosperous” nation. 

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Kenya’s Interfaith Council Urges Vigilance Following Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions

Kenya’s Interfaith Council mandated to guide the resumption of public worship amid COVID-19 pandemic is urging caution following the latest easing of the coronavirus restrictions in the East African nation.

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.

Dias Used during the November 26 Papal Mass in Kenya/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Kenya’s Declaration of 2015 Papal Mass Site as National Monument Honor to Church: Bishops

Kenya government’s declaration of the site where Pope Francis presided over public Holy Mass during his 2015 visit to the country as a national monument has been welcomed by the Catholic Bishops in the East African nation, terming it an honor to the Church and the Holy Father. 

Parishioners at St Michael Catholic Mission in Kilifi within Kenya's Catholic Diocese of Malindi at the launch of tree planting activities in the Diocese. /

Kenyan Catholic Diocese Launches Model “Church Forest” to Encourage Tree Planting

Bishop Wilybard Lagho’s passion for environmental conservation dates back to his childhood many years before he became a Priest and ascended to the helm of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Malindi where his passion continues to blossom.

Aerial photos of Kakuma (L) and Dadaab (R) refugee camps in Kenya. Credit: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) /

Kenya’s Intention to Close Refugee Camps “unfortunate, regrettable”: Catholic Bishops

The intention of Kenya’s government to close Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in the country’s Northern region is “unfortunate” and “regrettable,” Catholic Bishops in the East African nation have said.

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Bishops in Kenya Encourage Broadcast, Livestreaming of Holy Week’s Liturgical Celebrations

Amid restrictions placed on the number of congregants during public worship in Kenya, Catholic Bishops in the East African nation have encouraged the broadcast of the Holy Week’s liturgical celebrations on various media, including livestreaming. 

The newly ordained Bishop of Kenya’s Malindi Diocese, Wilybard Lagho / Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB)

Emulate St. Joseph in your Episcopal Ministry, Nuncio in Kenya tells Newly Ordained Bishop

The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has told the newly ordained Bishop of Kenya’s Malindi Diocese to emulate St. Joseph in his episcopal ministry.

Kenya Catholic Doctors Association (KCDA) Chairman Dr. Stephen Kimotho Karanja / Dr. Stephen Kimotho Karanja

Kenya’s Catholic Doctors Maintain Stance against COVID Vaccine, Say Mean Well for Africa

Members of the Kenya Catholic Doctors’ Association (KCDA) have maintained their strong opposition to the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination in the East African nation, saying their caution against the coronavirus vaccine means well for the people in the country and in other African countries seeking to administer the vaccine.

UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Victor Madrigal-Borloz / United Nations Human Rights

UN’s Report on Transgender Ideology Cause for Concern for Bishops in Kenya, Ethiopia

Catholic Bishops in Kenya and Ethiopia have raised concerns over the contents of a United Nations’ (UN) report that seems to advocate for the controversial transgender ideology.

Screenshot of the webinar that brought together Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) officials from 42 countries / PMS Kenya

PMS Directors in Kenya Join Global Training to Enhance Young Adults’ Church Participation

Officials of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Kenya were part of the just ended global training that was aimed to boost the engagement of young adults in Church activities.

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Catholic Bishops in Kenya Endorse COVID-19 Vaccine as “licit, ethically acceptable”

Catholic Bishops in Kenya have endorsed the COVID-19 vaccine that arrived in the country on March 3, saying the inoculation is “licit, ethically acceptable and an act of charity.”

The front cover of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops' (KCCB). 2021 Lenten Campaign booklet. / Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB).

Catholics in Kenya Invited to Foster “inclusive, accountable governance” During Lent 2021

Bishops in Kenya are inviting Catholics in the East African country to seek to foster “inclusive and accountable governance” as a way of rebuilding the nation during this year’s Lenten Season.

Members of the Daughters of St. Paul (FSP) ministering in Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi facilitated the enthronement of the Bible at three parishes on the Sunday of the Word of God marked 24 January 2021. / Sr. Olga Massango

How Community of Sisters in Kenya Facilitated “enthronement of Bible” at Three Parishes

Members of the Daughters of St. Paul (FSP) ministering in Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi have, in a report availed to ACI Africa, highlighted their initiative at three Parishes on the occasion of the Sunday of the Word of God January 24.

Poster announcing the centenary celebrations of the Loreto Sisters in Eastern Africa Province. / President's Strategic Communication Unit/ Facebook.

Kenya’s President Hails Loreto Sisters for 100 Years of “incredible Christian ministry”

Kenya’s President has commended members of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (I.B.V.M) commonly known as Loreto Sisters for their selfless contribution to various sectors in the East African nation in what he described as “incredible Christian ministry.”

A Kenyan victim of human trafficking who worked for free in Lebanon sharing her experience with a Catholic nun. /

Human Trafficking Returnees in Kenya, Uganda Recount Pain, Permanent Scars from Captivity

Juanita Ndagire was sure that she had a well-paying receptionist job waiting for her at a hotel in Dubai when she left home in Uganda in search for greener pastures. This was, however, a lie that the agents she was working with invented to sell her into slavery thousands of miles away from home.

Bishop Rodrigo Mejía Saldarriaga addressing participants during the webinar on New Directory for Catechesis Saturday, December 19, 2020. / Daughters of St. Paul Nairobi, Kenya.

“Catechesis, an essential part of evangelization, spiritual renewal”: Kenya-based Prelate

The passing on of faith through catechesis is an important ingredient of spiritual renewal and maturity in a process that can take a lifetime, a Kenya-based Bishop has said at a virtual event.

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Newly Launched Catholic Television in Kenya to Carry EWTN Programs

Ukweli TV, Kenya’s newly launched Catholic television under the auspices of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) is set to increase the scope of its programming for the people of God in the East African country by airing EWTN programs.

Bishop John Obala Owaa, Chairman of KCCB's Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC) addressing participants at the two-day National Christian Conference in Kenya's capital Nairobi. / Facebook Page Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC).

Referendum, Succession Politics Need to Be Separated, Kenya’s Christian Leaders Urge

Christian leaders in Kenya are calling on politicians in the East African nation to separate the debate around a referendum on the Constitution and the 2022 succession politics to guarantee peace and stability in the country.