Malindi, Kenya: Year of St.Joseph Inspires Move to Address Gender-Based Violence
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Malindi, Kenya: Year of St.Joseph Inspires Move to Address Gender-Based Violence

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. In an interview with ACI Africa Wednesday,…

Kenya: Involvement of Women and Girls in Terrorism
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Kenya: Involvement of Women and Girls in Terrorism

In my most recent study I looked at different ways in which recruitment occurs to analyse the diverse motivations of women and girls to join Al-Shabaab in the coastal region of Kenya. In particular, I sought to establish the “voluntariness” of their decisions – in other words, did they sign up on their own volition? I interviewed…

Tangaza University College, Nairobi: Week of Human Fraternity
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Tangaza University College, Nairobi: Week of Human Fraternity

Dubbed the “Week of Human Fraternity,” the event has been slated to take place from February 22 at Tangaza University College (TUC), the Nairobi-based Catholic institution jointly-owned by 22 religious orders where students and faculty from over 40 countries interact. TUC’s Institute for Interreligious Dialogue and Islamic Studies (IRDIS) is spearheading the initiative. In his Friday, February 19 message…

Kenya: Apostles of Jesus Institute – Vatican Permission to Admit New Members
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Kenya: Apostles of Jesus Institute – Vatican Permission to Admit New Members

“Considering the efforts made so far concerning formation, this Dicastery (CICLSAL) shares the opinion expressed in your request to revoke the provision prohibiting the admission of new members to the novitiate and religious profession, both temporary and perpetual, and to Holy Orders,” Fr. Wokorach a member of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus…

Year of St. Joseph: Diocese of Nakuru, Kenya – Promote Participation of Men
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Year of St. Joseph: Diocese of Nakuru, Kenya – Promote Participation of Men

The leadership of Kenya’s Nakuru Diocese is planning to use the Year of St. Joseph to have the participation of men church activities improved, the Pastoral Director of the Diocese has told ACI Africa.  “Our plan this year is to see that men grow in Christian faith and participate in church activities. They are actually our target,”…

Homabay, Kenya: Bishop Michael Odiwa Recalls Reaction to Appointment
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Homabay, Kenya: Bishop Michael Odiwa Recalls Reaction to Appointment

Recalling that he “prayed and prayed” after the news, Bishop Odiwa highlighted the Psalm that kept lingering in his mind, “Psalm 46:10 kept coming to my mind as the prayer I needed at that time – be still and know that I am God.” “I realized, then, that the Holy Father’s request was for me…

Mill Hill Assembly East Africa: Society Representative’s report
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Mill Hill Assembly East Africa: Society Representative’s report

I bring you greetings of peace and once again belated happy new year wishes. I welcome each and everyone to this our Assembly of 2021. It is unfortunate that we cannot be together as the whole of East Africa during this time because of the effects of the Pandemic. But we thank God for protecting…

Kenya: Ngong Diocese Launches Year of St.Joseph
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Kenya: Ngong Diocese Launches Year of St.Joseph

Nearly a month after Pope Francis issued a decree proclaiming a special year dedicated to Saint Joseph the spouse of the Virgin Mary and also to mark the 150th anniversary of the saint as patron of the Universal Church, Kenya’s Ngong Diocese has launched a year-long celebration for St. Joseph with monthly reflections for Christians to understand the role of…

Obituary for Sr Hermina Tolboom FMSJ
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Obituary for Sr Hermina Tolboom FMSJ

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of SISTER HERMINA TOLBOOM who died in Missiehuis,  Vrijland, The Netherlands  on 20th January 2021 Catharine Gerarda Tolboom was born on 6th August 1929, one of twelve children of her parents, Sebastianus and Maria Tolboom.  She is survived by only one Sister and two brothers….

Year of St. Joseph: A Message from Kenya
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Year of St. Joseph: A Message from Kenya

Speaking on the sidelines of the second Provincial Chapter of the Spiritans in Kenya January 14 in Nakuru Diocese, Archbishop Bert van Megen noted that St. Joseph was a father who took good care of Jesus even before the world knew about him as the Christ. “Jesus was, for 30 years, in hidden life. We knew about…

Kenya, Uganda: Human Trafficking Returnees Tell Their Stories
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Kenya, Uganda: Human Trafficking Returnees Tell Their Stories

Juanita Ndagire was sure that she had a well-paying receptionist job waiting for her at a hotel in Dubai when she left home in Uganda in search for greener pastures. This was, however, a lie that the agents she was working with invented to sell her into slavery thousands of miles away from home. Arrangements…

Msgr Wilybard Lagho Appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Malindi, Kenya
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Msgr Wilybard Lagho Appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Malindi, Kenya

The Holy Father has appointed as bishop of the diocese of Malindi, Kenya, the Reverend Msgr. Wilybard Lagho, of the clergy of Mombasa, until now vicar general of the same metropolitan archdiocese. Curriculum vitae Msgr. Wilybard Lagho was born on 23 March 1958 in Taita-Taveta, in the metropolitan archdiocese of Mombasa. He studied philosophy at Saint…