Malindi Diocese

Bishop Willybard Kitogho Lagho of Kenya's Malindi Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Environmental Task Force to Address Farmer-Harder Hostility: Kenyan Catholic Bishop

May 6, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Malindi in Kenya has blamed protracted violence between the farming and cattle-rearing communities in the various regions served by his Episcopal See on effects of climate change and expressed optimism that a new taskforce on the environment will address hostilities in the coastal region.

Bishop Lagho with parishioners of Soroko Mission Stations in Witu Zone of St. Joseph Freinademetz Parish Witu-Kipini. Credit: Moses Mpuria

“Give me Priests”, Kenyan Bishop Challenges Parishioners, Urges Vocation Promotion

Dec 23, 2021

A Catholic Bishop in Kenya has challenged parishioners who asked him to assign more Priests to their Parish to instead facilitate the provision of members of the Clergy by promoting Priestly vocations in their respective families.

Bishop Willybard Lagho of Kenya's Malindi Diocese. Credit: Courtesy photo

Inaugurated Synod Process in Kenyan Diocese to Include “those considered as outsiders”

Oct 19, 2021

The process of the Synod on Synodality inaugurated in the Catholic Diocese of Malindi in Kenya seeks to include “those considered as outsiders”, the Local Ordinary of the Kenyan Diocese has said. 

Bishop Willybard Lagho with parishioners of Ndeu Outstation at the new Church under construction on 11 September 2021. Credit; Malindi Diocese

Parishioners of Catholic Outstation in Kenya Reinitiating Inactive Members Back to Faith

Sep 25, 2021

Members of St. Paul’s Catholic Church Ndeu, an Outstation of St. John the Evangelist Hindi Parish of Kenya’s Malindi Diocese, are visiting non-practicing Parishioners in view of bringing them back to the Catholic faith.

Bishop Willybard Lagho commissions 160 new members of the Catholic Women Association at Bishop Francis Baldacchino Primary School Grounds on 29 August 2021. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Malindi/Kenya

Catholic Bishop in Kenya Calls for Parental Support in Fostering Priestly Vocation

Sep 1, 2021

The Bishop of Kenya’s Malindi Diocese has called upon parents in his Episcopal See to encourage vocations to the Priesthood in their respective families amid an increasing number of Parishes in the Kenyan Diocese.

Credit: Vatican Media

At Conference, Kenyan Bishop Calls for Actualization of Fratelli Tutti at Community Levels

Aug 20, 2021

A Kenyan Catholic Bishops has challenged religious leaders across the globe to identify ways of actualizing Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter on human fraternity and social friendship, Fratelli Tutti, at community levels.

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

Jun 27, 2021

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.

St. Anthony’s Cathedral Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Malindi in Kenya/ Credit: Public Domain

Kenyan Parish Launches Data Gathering Exercise to Boost Participation in Church Activities

Jun 5, 2021

St. Anthony’s Cathedral Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Malindi in Kenya has embarked on a data generation exercise aimed at improving the Pastoral and Social programs of the Parish.

Fr. Adolf Poll who served Parish Priest of St. Joseph Freinademetz in Kenya's Catholic Diocese of Malindi pictured leaving the Diocese after over 50 years of Apostolate in the country/ Credit: Catholic Diocese of Malindi Justice and Peace Commission

Catholic Missionary Priest in Kenya Pictured Carrying “two small bags” Had Humble Origins

May 26, 2021

A Catholic Missionary Priest who was captured carrying two small bags as he left a Kenyan Diocese where he had been serving for more than 20 years is said to have nurtured his humility from a young age.

Muslim Clerics during an Iftar meal that was hosted by Bishop Willybard Lagho of the Catholic Diocese of Malindi/ Credit: Catholic Diocese of Malindi

Kenyan Bishop Meets Muslim Leaders over Iftar Meal to Address Retrogressive Practices

Apr 28, 2021

Killings from superstitious beliefs, relegation of the girl child, and early marriages are some of the retrogressive practices that continue to impede development among communities in coastal Kenya, Religious leaders from the Catholic Church and Islam in the region have established.

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

Apr 14, 2021

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.

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

Mar 19, 2021

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.

A procession marking the launch of the Year of St. Joseph in Kenya's Malindi Diocese. / Catholic Diocese of Malindi

Kenyan Diocese Seeking Intercession of St. Joseph to Tame Rampant Gender-Based Violence

Feb 24, 2021

The Catholic Diocese of Malindi in Kenya has embarked on a year-long celebration of St. Joseph with a special focus on seeking the intercession of the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary in addressing gender-based violence, which has been on the rise in various parts of the Diocese.

Fr. James Kinoti serving at St. Catherine of Alexandria Tarasaa Parish in Kenya’s Catholic of Malindi. / Fr. James Kinoti.

Why Catholics at a Kenyan Parish Avoided Holy Communion for Five Years

Nov 3, 2020

It took Fr. James Kinoti five years to get the first Catholics at St. Catherine of Alexandria Tarasaa Parish of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Malindi to partake of Holy Communion during Eucharistic celebrations at a particular outstation where the faithful had avoided the Sacrament for years.

Some girls from Kilifi County attending the launch of a program aimed at ending teenage pregnancies organized by the Catholic Diocese of Malindi on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child. / Diocese of Malindi/Facebook Page.

Kenyan Diocese Launches Program to Address Teenage Pregnancies among Poor Coastal Families

Oct 12, 2020

The leadership of Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Malindi in partnership with Karibuni Onlus NGO has, on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child celebrations, launched a program that will see 500 girls from Kilifi County, a coastal town in the East African country, benefit from an array of interventions aimed at ending teenage pregnancies that are reportedly rife in the region.

Members of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC) of Kenya's Malindi Diocese preparing to distribute food items and liquid handwashing soap to vulnerable families. / Catholic Diocese of Malindi/CJPC

Inside Kenya’s "young" Diocese with Enviable COVID-19 Intervention Strategies

Jun 11, 2020

The story of Malindi Diocese located on the brink of the Indian Ocean at the Kenyan coastal county of Kilifi is a story of resilience, much as it is an inspiration to the other 25 dioceses grappling with COVID-19 pandemic in the East African country.

Malindi  Diocesan Administrator, Fr. Albert Buijs blesses items for the vulnerable people in the diocese. Looking on is Executive Secretary of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission of the diocese, Moses Mpuria / CJPC Malindi/ Moses Mpuria

Lenten Campaign Collections Aiding COVID-19 Interventions in Kenya’s Malindi Diocese

Apr 22, 2020

Kenya’s Malindi diocese is putting to use funds collected during this year’s Lenten period to finance humanitarian relief efforts toward the most vulnerable people in the territory of the diocese amid COVID-19 restrictions, a diocesan official has told ACI Africa.