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A poster announcing the July 28 webinar organized by by the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA). Credit: AMECEA /

African Laity Encouraged to “be in touch with” Clergy, Religious amid COVID-19 Challenges

The need for the Laity in Africa to connect with members of the Clergy and women and men Religious at a time when people across the globe are struggling with COVID-19 challenges has been emphasized at a virtual conference organized by the Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA).

Late Fr. Dominic Waweru Kariuki. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Kenyan Bishop Eulogizes Priest for Manifesting “compassionate heart of the Good Samaritan”

The Catholic Bishop of Kenya’s Ngong Diocese has paid glowing tribute to his Priest who was laid to rest Tuesday, July 27, saying he manifested a “compassionate heart” that can be compared with that of the Good Samaritan in St. Luke’s Gospel.

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Catholic Bishops in Kenya Call for Closeness with Grandparents ahead of Maiden Celebration

Members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) have expressed the need for younger members of society to build relationships with their grandparents and other elderly people who they describe as an “indispensable” gift to humanity.

Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of Kenya's Nakuru Diocese. Credit: Courtesy photo /

Catholic Bishop in Kenya Hails Irish-founded Missionary Society for "triple presence"

The Catholic Bishop of Kenya's Nakuru Diocese, Bishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba, has hailed members of St. Patrick's Missionary Society (SPS) who have ministered in the Kenyan Episcopal See for their instrumental role in evangelization through what he termed “triple presence.”

A poster of St. Bakhita Catholic Community, a platform for South Sudanese Catholics in Kenya's Catholic Diocese of Nakuru/ Credit: St. Bakhita Catholic Community /

Kenyan Catholic Diocese Builds South Sudanese Community to Improve Refugees Pastoral Care

A number of South Sudanese Catholics who are seeking refuge around Nakuru town in Kenya’s Rift Valley Province have been gathering in groups for prayers in the absence of a Priest.

Officials at Stella Maris in the Kenya's Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa led by their Director, Fr. John Webotsa (second from left) pose with fishers at Vanga, a fishing village located at the country's border with Tanzania. A government official from the country's fisheries department (right) looks on. Credit: Fr. John Webotsa/ Stella Maris Mombasa /

Plans Underway to Develop Online Communication Tool for Seafarers in Kenyan Archdiocese

The Apostleship of the Sea in Kenya’s Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa plans to develop, in collaboration with other stakeholders, an online communication tool in the country’s maritime sector to keep those who work at sea in touch with their families.

Fr. Peterson Ndegwa appointed Ambassador of Clean Content by the Kenya Film and Clarification Board (KFCB). Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Kenyan Priest Appointed Clean Content Ambassador Plans to Increase Awareness in Schools

A Kenyan Catholic Priest who was recently appointed as a clean content ambassador for the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) in the country’s Central region has said he will create public awareness about the creation and consumption of clean content among school going children.

The book titled “Church and State relations: A manual for Africa” by Fr. Jordan Nyenyembe/ Credit: Paulines Publications Africa /

Kenya-based Catholic Priest Demystifies Church’s Governance Role in New Book

A Kenya-based Catholic Priest has, in his new book, sought to demystify the role of the Church in politics and governance across Africa.

Children and young people living with disabilities at Orione Community Training Centre in Kenya's Catholic Diocese of Ngong
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Catholic Priests’ Farm Where Dreams of Kenyan Children Living with Disability are Born

Tales of Kenyan children born with disabilities who are chained away from society sometimes sound too graphic to be true. This, however, was the story of David (not his real name) who was raised by his father at a village outside Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

The Front page of the book titled "The Pope and the Pandemic: Lessons in Leadership in a Time of Crisis by Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator. Credit: Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator /

Pope Francis’ Response to Pandemic Behind African Jesuit’s Book on Leadership amid Crisis

Early last year, millions of people across the world followed closely as Pope Francis walked unaccompanied towards the Altar of Casa Santa Marta chapel next to St. Peter’s Basilica where he celebrated Holy Mass alone. The Holy Father had made a special appeal to the Faithful to follow Holy Mass virtually as governments across the world ordered closure of places of worship following the outbreak of COVID-19.

The Logo of the Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network-Africa (JENA) and Caritas Africa/ Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Jesuits in Africa Partner with Caritas to Address Continent’s Food Crisis

The leadership of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) and Caritas Africa have resolved to collaborate in empowering local communities on the continent to participate in the policy-making processes that seek to foster food security.

Bishop Willybard Lagho addresses the faithful during Holy Mass at St. Joseph the Worker Outstation of St. Anthony’s Cathedral Parish in Malindi/ Credit: Diocese of Malindi/Facebook /

Kenyan Bishop Calls for Child Safeguarding amid Initiatives by Diocese against Abuse

The Catholic Bishop of Kenya’s Malindi Diocese has called for child safeguarding amid initiatives undertaken by the Kenyan Diocese to ensure the safety of children.

Fr. Peter Kimani, National Chaplain of the Kenya Prisons Services and Fr. Matambura Ismael of the Jesuits Conference of Africa and Madagascar at the commissioning of prison catechists at the end of the catechists' training in Nairobi on Thursday, June 24.Credit: ACI Africa/JCAM /

Jesuits Train Catechists in Kenyan Prisons to Equip Inmates with Coping Skills

Working in Kenyan Prisons has never been easy for spiritual caregivers who share the psychological burden of those locked behind bars.

A poster announcing the June 23 Webinar organized by All African Conference of Churches (AACC) to mark the International Widows Day. Credit: All African Conference of Churches (AACC) /

Protect African Widows from Dehumanizing Traditions, Panelists Demand on Widows' Day

The need for widows in Africa to be protected against retrogressive and dehumanizing cultural practices that rip them off their dignity has been underscored at a virtual seminar organized by All African Conference of Churches (AACC) to mark the International Widows' Day.

A poster announcing the June 22-24 Webinar on Food Sovereignty in Sub-Saharan Africa. Credit: JENA /

Transforming Africa’s Food Systems “not only possibility, also a necessity”: Jesuit Priest

The President of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM) has, at a conference on Food Sovereignty, underscored the need for Africans to have stronger and secure food systems.

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African Faith Leaders, Civil Society Decry Locals’ Exclusion in World Agriculture Policies

Members of Our Land is Our Life Alliance, an entity that brings together various African civil society organizations (CSOs) and faith leaders, have decried the exclusion of local populations in the implementation of agricultural policies that affect the continent.

Chart showing Aid allocated per region in 2020 by Catholic Charity Aid to the Church in Need. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) /

Africa Receives Bulk of Funding as More Donate Towards Catholic Charity Despite Pandemic

Roughly one third of the total project aid that was supplied by Catholic Charity Foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International in the year 2020, went to Africa, the leadership of the organization has reported.

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.  

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of Kenya’s Nyeri Archdiocese during the Church and Politics Summit 202/Credit: Courtesy Photo /

“Only faith can recover lost politics, restore humanity in politics”: Kenyan Archbishop

The practice of trading insults that characterizes politics in Kenya can only be addressed by paying attention to faith principles, a Kenyan Catholic Archbishop has said.

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.