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Catholic Archbishops in Kenya Underscore Need for Peaceful, Just and Honest Elections

Feb 22, 2022

Three Catholic Archbishops in Kenya have, in separate interviews with ACI Africa, called on the people of God in the East African nation to work toward peaceful, just and honest general elections scheduled to take place on August 9.

Justice and Peace commissions from various dioceses across Kenya met at the JJ McCarthy Centre in Nairobi for a five-day workshop about how civil society and the Church in particular, can help make the forthcoming general elections in August peaceful, orderly, and successful.  Credit: Eusebius Atamallo

Kenya's Catholic Peace Entities Urged to Investigate “millions” Used in Political Campaign

Feb 21, 2022

Political aspirants in Kenya are spending millions of shillings to campaign for various seats ahead of the country’s August 9 elections, the Director of Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has said, and urged Kenya's Catholic Justice and Peace Commissions (CJPCs) to research widely on the source of the money that is being used on voters in the East African country.

Bishop Mark Kadima (center), Archbishop Hubertus van Megen (right) and Archbishop-elect Maurice Muhatia Makumba at the Episcopal Ordination Mass on 19 February 2022 in Bungoma Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

At Episcopal Ordination in Kenya, Nuncio Cautions against Clericalism, Urges Listening

Feb 20, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has cautioned against “clericalism” which he said he had noted from his interactions with the people of God in the East African country including Priests and Bishops as they participate in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality. 

Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba, appointed Archbishop of Kenya's Kisumu Archdiocese by Pope Francis on 18 February 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Transfers Bishop in Kenya, Appoints Him Archbishop for Kisumu Archdiocese

Feb 18, 2022

Pope Francis has transferred a Catholic Bishop in Kenya, and appointed him Archbishop for the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kisumu. 

Mons. George Muthaka, appointed Bishop of Kenya's Garissa Diocese by Pope Francis on 17 February 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

Vicar General of Kenya’s Garissa Diocese Appointed Bishop, Pledges Servant Leadership

Feb 17, 2022

The Vicar General of the Diocese of Garissa in Kenya who has been appointed Bishop of the same Episcopal See has said he will seek to embrace servant leadership during his Episcopal ministry in the Kenyan Catholic Diocese.   

Bishop Alfred Rotich during the Prayer Breakfast of the Catholic Diocese of Kericho. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop in Kenya Decries Harassment of Women, Youth in Country’s Politics

Feb 16, 2022

The catholic Bishop of Kenya’s Kericho Diocese has condemned harassment of women and the youth as they try to participate in the politics of the East African country.

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

Catholic Church Not Competing with Others on Health Matters: Bishop in Kenya

Feb 14, 2022

The Catholic Church can collaborate with the government in handling health-related matters, a Bishop in Kenya has said, adding that such collaboration does not place the Church in competition with other stakeholders.

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EU-AU Partnership “ignores” Needs of Africans: Catholic Agencies in Europe, North America

Feb 13, 2022

The leadership of an international alliance of Catholic development agencies in Europe and North America has faulted the partnership between the European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU) for ignoring the needs expressed by African people.

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Catholic Entity Petitions Kenya's President to Lift Ban on Registration of New Churches

Feb 9, 2022

The African branch of the International Catholic activist organization, CitizenGo Africa, is calling on the President of Kenya to lift the ban on the registration of new churches that has been in place since 2014.

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.

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Kenya’s Male Religious Superiors Call for Prayers for Pioneer Missionaries in the Country

Feb 2, 2022

Members of the Religious Superiors’ Conference of Kenya (RSCK), the forum that brings together representatives of the male Religious Orders and Societies of Apostolic Life in Kenya, have called for prayers for the consecrated persons who first brought the Gospel of Christ in the East African country.

Archbishop Martin Kivuva Musonde of Kenya's Mombasa Archdiocese alongside Loreto Sisters displaying the new book, "Mary Ward - Her time is now" on 29 January 2022 at Loreto Convent Msongari. Credit: Sr. Santrina Tumusiime, IBVM

Members of Religious Orders in Kenya Urged to Form Partnerships to Nurture Vocations

Feb 1, 2022

The Archbishop of Kenya’s Mombasa Archdiocese has encouraged members of different Religious Orders and Societies of Apostolic Life in Kenya to think about the possibility of living together to share resources and to nurture vocations to Religious Life in the East African nation. 

he Head of Public Service in Kenya, Dr. Joseph Kinyua, inspecting the guard of honour at Loreto Convent Msongari on 29 January 2022. He is acompanied by Sr. Lucy Nderi, the Province Leader of the Loreto Sisters in Eastern Africa Province. Credit: Sr. Santrina Tumusiime, IBVM

Kenyan President Gifts Loreto Sisters Over US$85,000 for New School to Serve Marginalized

Jan 31, 2022

Members of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (I.B.V.M) commonly known as Loreto Sisters who have marked 100 years of service in their Eastern Africa Province have received a donation of Ksh. 10 million (US$87,680.00) from Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, to aid the Sisters’ response to social and educational needs in Kilifi County in the Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa. 

Veronicah Mwangi, Founder, Lady Hope Wellness Institute. Credit: Lady Hope Wellness Institute

How Upbringing Thwarts Cervical Cancer Prevention in Kenya: Catholic Health Advocate

Jan 30, 2022

The fight against cervical cancer continues to suffer from the African upbringing that teaches young girls to guard the privacy of their bodies even when they need “intrusive” medical tests, a Catholic health advocate in Kenya has said.    

Sr. Caitriona Kelly, IBVM, Irish-born Loreto Sisters who has served in Kenya since November 1964. Credit: Sr. Santrina Tumusiime, IBVM

Loreto Sister in Kenya Shares “biggest, absolute joy” Ahead of Institute’s Centennial Fete

Jan 28, 2022

Members of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (I.B.V.M), commonly known as the Loreto Sisters, are “celebrating 100 years of God’s faithfulness” in their service among the people of God in the Eastern Africa Province.

Representatives of the Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network – Africa (JENA) member organizations who met in Nairobi to discuss financing for post-COVID-19 recovery in Sub-Saharan Africa 26-27 January 2022. Credit: JENA

Africa Walking “financial tightrope”, Jesuits Say amid Calls for Global Support

Jan 28, 2022

African countries have plunged into an extreme financial crisis owing to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) have said, and called for increased global financing to support post-pandemic recovery efforts on the continent.

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Africa’s Challenges “must be addressed” from Africans’ View at AU/EU Summit: Religious

Jan 27, 2022

Women and men Religious with presence in Africa have called on the African Union (AU) and European Union (EU) officials who are expected to take part in the sixth edition of the AU-EU Summit to seek solutions for challenges in the world’s second largest continent from Africans’ viewpoint.

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Christian Workers in Kenya Urge Politicians to Engage Professionals in Campaigns

Jan 26, 2022

The leadership of an organization of Christian professionals in Kenya is urging politicians in the East African nation to engage them in their political campaigns ahead of the August 2022 general elections. 

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Praise God by Relating Well with Environment, Kenyan Catholic Priest Urges Christians

Jan 24, 2022

A Kenyan Catholic Priest serving with the Laudato Si’ Movement in Africa has, in his message for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU), told followers of Christ to relate well with nature and to foster environmental conservation. 

Fr. Bonaventure Luchidio during the 'Around the Table show' on Capuchin TV in prelude to the Sunday of the Word of God. Credit: Sr. Olga Massango

Let’s Re-embrace the Culture of Reading the Word of God: Catholic Priest in Kenya

Jan 22, 2022

There is a need to revisit the culture of reading the Holy Bible and to make the word of God part of people’s lives, the Catholic Priest at the helm of the national Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Kenya has said in an interview.