Lodwar diocese

Bishop Henry Juma Odonya of Kitale Diocese reading the message  on behalf of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) members during the Kainuk Cross Border Peace Holy Mass on Sunday, 10 March 2024. Credit: Lodwar Diocese

Catholic Bishops in Kenya Decry Inter-Ethnic Violence, Urge “political will” for Unity

Mar 11, 2024

Catholic Bishops in Kenya are decrying protracted inter-ethnic clashes in the Catholic Dioceses of Kitale and Lodwar among members of the Pokot and Turkana communities dwelling at the border of Turkana and West Pokot Counties of the East African nation.

PMC Members “pillars” of Vocations to Religious Life: Pontifical Mission Official in Kenya

Feb 8, 2024

Members of the Pontifical Missionary Children (PMC), a society founded on the motto “children helping children” that aims to the Catholic faith to children from 0-14 years, are a key source of and strength to vocations to Priestly and Religious Life, an official of the   Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in Kenya has said.  

PMS Directors and PMC Coordinators from Kenyan Dioceses at the ongoing Annual General Meeting (AGM)  in Nairobi, Kenya. Credit: ACI Africa

At PMS Kenya Annual Meeting, Bishop Calls for Contemporary “effective evangelizers”

Feb 7, 2024

The contemporary world needs “effective evangelizers”, Bishop John Mbinda of Kenya’s Lodwar Diocese has told officials of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in the East African nation.

Bishop Henry Juma Odonya (center) of Kitale Diocese flanked by Bishop John Mbinda of Lodwar (left) and Bishop Cleophas Oseso Tuka (right) of Nakuru Diocese  following a Holy Mass to pray for peace at Kapedo. Credit: KCCB

Catholic Bishops Call for Concerted Efforts in Finding Peace in North Rift Kenya

Sep 28, 2023

A section of Catholic Bishops in Kenya are calling for concerted efforts to find lasting peace in the country’s North Rift region which has been hit by security challenges caused by violent conflicts involving cattle rustling among pastoralist groups.

Bishop John Mbinda presenting the Book of the Gospels to newly ordained Deacons. Credit: ACI Africa

Let’s Be “professional” in Preparing Homilies: Catholic Bishop in Kenya to New Deacons

Sep 17, 2023

There is need for members of the Clergy to prepare their homilies, handling their ministry in a “professional” way as they feed the people of God with the word of God, Bishop John Mbinda of Kenya’s Lodwar Diocese has said. 

Bishop John Mbinda of the Catholic Diocese of Lodwar in Kenya. Credit: St. Austin Catholic Church Nairobi

Catholic Bishop in Kenya Commends Parents for Persevering through Difficult School Year

Dec 13, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Lodwar in Kenya has hailed parents in the East African country for struggling to keep their children in school during harsh economic times in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Screenshot of Bishop John Mbinda of Lodwar Diocese in Kenya addressing journalists on the state of insecurity in his Episcopal See. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishop in Kenya Calls for Increased Presence of Security Officers in Parts of His Diocese

Aug 1, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Lodwar in Kenya has called upon the government of the East African country to increase the presence of security officers in parts of his Episcopal See that are witnessing insecurity.

Bishop John Mbinda of Lodwar Diocese, first-ever Kenyan Spiritan Bishop vested in Turkana attire. Credit: ACI Africa

First-ever Kenyan Spiritan Bishop Urged to Exercise Patience, “learn ways of the people”

Jun 8, 2022

The newly ordained Bishop of Lodwar Diocese in Kenya, the first-ever Kenyan member of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit (Spiritans) to be consecrated Bishop, has been urged to exercise patience in his Episcopal Ministry, striving to “learn the ways of the people” of God in his Diocese.

Bishop John Mbinda, ordained Bishop of Kenya's Lodwar Diocese on 4 June 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

"Never fall into the temptation of routine": Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya to New Bishop

Jun 5, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has cautioned the newly ordained Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Lodwar against the temptation of “routine” characterized with "blindly following” the beaten path of traditions.

Msgr. John Mbinda, appointed Bishop of Kenya's Lodwar Diocese on 4 April 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

Spiritan Priest Appointed Bishop in Kenya, Says “looking forward to being a servant”

Apr 4, 2022

The member of the Congregation of the Holy Ghost Fathers (Spiritans) who has been appointed Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Lodwar in Kenya has said he looks forward to exercising servant leadership “as Christ offered Himself”.

Fr Michael Mutai, a Clergy of Kenya's Eldoret Diocese, serving as Parish Priest of Good Shepherd Kakuma of Lodwar Diocese in Kenya. / Courtesy photo

Kenyan Priest Who Left Formation to Work as Security Officer Recounts Painful Journey

Feb 5, 2021

Growing up, Fr Michael Mutai always wanted to become a Priest of the Catholic Church. It is this deep desire that steered the Kenyan Catholic Priest against all odds including abject poverty, an illness and discouragement to eventually realize his long-term dream.

The installation of Bishop Dominic Kimengich (left) as the Local Ordinary of Kenya's Eldoret Diocese by John Cardinal Njue (right) at Mother of Apostles Seminary grounds in Eldoret on February 1, 2020

Church, State Partnership Emphasized at Installation of Kenyan Bishop Dominic

Feb 3, 2020

The collaboration between the Catholic Church in Kenya and the Government was a key highlight during the installation of Bishop Dominic Kimengich as the Local Ordinary of Kenya’s Eldoret Diocese, with various political leaders, including the President and his Deputy promising to foster Church and State partnership.

Kenyan Bishop Dominic Kimengich, appointed Bishop of Eldoret diocese, transferred from Lodwar diocese

Kenya’s Eldoret Diocese Gets New Bishop, A Papal Transfer

Nov 17, 2019

Pope Francis has appointed Kenyan Bishop Dominic Kimengich who has been the Local Ordinary of Kenya’s Lodwar diocese the new Bishop of Eldoret diocese in the Western region of the East African country.