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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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Leadership Failure in Africa Key Highlight at Ethics Postgraduate Program Launch in Kenya

The failure of those entrusted with leadership in various countries of Africa to live up to their mandate was a key highlight during the launch of a new ethics postgraduate program to be offered at a Kenya-based Catholic institution.

Jesuits in Africa and Madagascar have organized a three-day colloquium that aims to  develop a concrete response to Pope Francis’s clarion call to “say ‘never again’ to every form of abuse.” Credit: Jesuits in Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) /

Planned Seminar by Jesuits in Africa, Response to Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter on Abuse

An upcoming international colloquium organized by members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa and Madagascar (JCAM), is a response to Pope Francis’ 2019  Apostolic Letter  “Vos estis lux mundi” that establishes procedural norms on dealing with sexual abuse in the Church, officials have said.

Catholic Sisters in Africa are implementing safety and protection measures for vulnerable children using the education and skills they gained through ASEC-sponsored programs. / African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC)

Beneficiaries of Catholic Sisters’ Education Initiative Help Vulnerable Children in Africa

Beneficiaries of African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC), an initiative that supports the education of women Religious across Africa, are running programs to protect and safeguard vulnerable children on the continent, officials of the Catholic entity explain in a reported.

Waters from River Tarach flooding a section of Kakuma Refugee Camp / Fr. Jose Padinjareparampil, SDB

Flash Floods Threatening Apostolate of Salesians at World’s Largest Refugee Camp in Kenya

Flash floods in the region of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Lodwar are threatening the apostolate of members of the Religious Institute of Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) ministering at the world’s largest refugee camp, Kakuma, an official has told ACI Africa in an interview.

Poster announcing the 9th Harambee Africa International Award that will focus on stories of resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic / Harambee Africa International

African Journalists Urged to Participate in Rome-Based Contest for Best Storytellers

Rome-based Harambee Africa International (HAI) has launched its ninth International Prize dubbed “Communicating Africa”, with a specific call on storytellers on the African continent to come forward to tell their own stories in the global contest.

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Being Vaccinated against COVID-19 Part of “duty to care”: Jesuit Leaders in Africa

Members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa have, through their leadership, sought to encourage the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination program, saying being vaccinated is part of the Christian “duty do care.”

The Apostolic Administrator of Kenya's Nairobi Archdiocese, Bishop David Kamau / Archdiocese of Nairobi/Facebook

Amid Public Worship Suspension in Kenya, Bishop Urges Clerics to Foster “message of hope”

The Apostolic Administrator of Kenya’s Nairobi Archdiocese has encouraged members of the Clergy serving in the Metropolitan see to remains sources of encouragement and hope amid public worship suspension in sections of the East African nation.

The interior of the Holy Family Cathedral in Kenya's Nairobi Archdiocese. / Public Domain

Kenyan Catholic Activists, Religious Leaders Want Churches Opened for Easter Celebrations

Hope for this year’s Easter celebrations for a section of Kenyans crashed on Sunday, March 28 when their respective places of worship remained closed for a second time in adherence to the presidential directives of last Friday.

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses the nation from State House Nairobi on Friday, March 26. / State House/ Facebook

Public Worship in Multiple Dioceses in Kenya Suspended amid Surge in COVID-19 Cases

Public worship in some four Kenyan Dioceses has been suspended indefinitely amid a spike in reported cases of COVID-19 in the East African nation.

Kenya's Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha inspects a room set aside by the Heri Healthcare team for treatment of students at a Kenyan school / Heri Healthcare

Catholic Health Professionals in Kenya Providing School Services to Curb COVID-19

A team of health professionals in Kenya that includes medical doctors, professional counsellors, nurses and other health practitioners are attending to school going children in their respective learning institutions to limit the learners’ exposure to COVID-19 infections.

Members of the Interfaith Council in Kenya at a previous event / Courtesy Photo

Kenya’s Elderly, Sick to Continue Worshipping in Private amid Surge in COVID-19 Cases

The elderly and the sick in Kenya have been urged to continue worshiping in private as the country reports a steady increase in the number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Catherine Njore, founder of Kenya's Linda Vijana Initiative (LVI) / Linda Vijana Initiative/Catherine Njore

This is a Spiritual Warfare, Kenyan Pro-lifer on Abortion, Youth Challenges

The war against sexual immorality, abortion, and other youth challenges has a spiritual dimension, a Kenyan Pro-Life advocate has said, noting that powerful multinational companies that promote the vices “are desperate” to lead young people astray.

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Catholic Health Provider in Africa Responds to Vatican Call for Improved Water, Hygiene

The Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God, an Order of the Catholic Church that provides health services in African countries and all over the world, is on the forefront of responding to the Vatican call on Catholic health facilities to improve hygienic measures especially during COVID-19 pandemic.

A poster announcing the March 19 Webinar organized by the Daughters of St. Paul (Paulines) in Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi. / Daughters of St. Paul/ Facebook

“St. Joseph, model of men in marriage, fatherhood”: Kenyan Couple Involved in Counselling

A Kenyan couple dedicated to nurturing marriages through counselling has, at a webinar, described St. Joseph as a guide and a model for men who have committed themselves to the institution of marriage.

Logo of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) / KCCB

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.

A flyer announcing a training of teachers, lecturers, professors and seminary lecturers by the Salesians of Don Bosco in Nairobi /

Salesians to Equip Kenyan Teachers with Skills for Future in Pioneer Training Program

There is a need to prepare learners for the rapidly changing learning space, the leadership of the Kenya-based Don Bosco Youth Educational Services (DBYES) has said while launching an initiative aimed to retrain teachers in the East African country.

Screencapture of participants during the March 15 webinar organized by Global Compact on Education on Peace and Citizenship /

“Together for New Africa” Initiative Ideal for All Nations, Schools: Panelists at Webinar

“Together for a New Africa” (T4NA), an initiative of New Humanity, an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) active in over 100 countries, has been presented as a model of education, ideal for all nations of the world as well as learning institutions.