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17th January 2020

Ordination Nayak Ananth

Ordaining bishop: Rt Rev Uduma Bala, diocese of Warangal Appointment: Diocese of Malindi, Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya: Jesuits Launch Scholarship Programme for Women to Study Theology

“The Jesuit School of Theology of Hekima University College (HUC) in Nairobi, Kenya, is delighted to announce the ‘St. Ignatius Scholarship for Women Theologians’. This scholarship is for African women (Religious or Lay) to study towards the Bachelor of Theology (BTh) or the Master of Theology/Licentiate in Sacred Theology,” read in part the poster announcing the scholarship. In an interview with ACI Africa, the Coordinator … Read more

Kisumu, Kenya: Franciscan Sisters of St Anne Extend Apostolate to Tanzania

A congregation of women religious of the order of St. Francis headquartered in Kenya’s Kisumu Archdiocese has extended its apostolate to the East African country of Tanzania in addition to its presence in Ethiopia, responding to the needs of the people at the grassroots who require “pastoral care, education and medical care.” Last week, the Franciscan Sisters of St. Anna (FSSA) opened a convent in Tanzania’s Archdiocese … Read more

Witu, Kenya: Suspected Terrorist Attack – Lucky Escape for Mill Hill Missionary Students

This article is talking about an attack that took place this morning in Witu. It is by luck that our students are safe. Our students Raju from India, Cristiano from Malaysia and Valeriano from Uganda left Witu this morning around 10:00 am for a meeting in Luanda and the next bus was attacked at 11:00 am. At the moment we can’t say with certainty how … Read more

Eastern Africa: Sisters Come to Rescue of Flood Victims

Base Namae stood on a rocky cliff and stared in distress and stillness at what used to be her home and neighborhood in this remote mountainous village of eastern Uganda. The mounds of soil that perilously hung over the village are evidence of the night terror. A landslide on Dec. 3 following heavy rains sent mud and debris crashing onto houses overnight, killing over 40 people and … Read more

Kakamega, Kenya: Ordination of Stephen Odhiambo MHM

Today, Saturday 21st December, at St Joseph’s Cathedral, Kakamega,  Stephen Odhiambo was ordained to the missionary priesthood. Bishop Joseph Ongwae Obanyi was the ordaining minister. Stephen Odhiambo hails from Luanda and is the first Mill Hill missionary from that parish. He has been appointed to the diocese of Lugazi in Uganda. View additional pics on FLICKr

Ordination Rombo Stephen Odhiambo

Ordination Venue: St. Joseph Cathedral, Kakamega. Ordaining bishop: Rt Rev Joseph Ongwae Obanyi 1st Mass: 22/12/2019 at Luanda Parish Home Mass: 23/12/2019 at his home. Appointment: Diocese of Lugazi, Uganda

Kenya: The Nun’s Story

Sister Leonida Katunge wears two hats – or habits, rather – spending her days alternating between teaching courses in liturgy and practicing law in her homeland of Kenya. Yet while Katunge has earned some street cred for navigating the legal profession as a religious sister, she’s also faced the challenge of navigating life in another boys’ club, of sorts – that of the Catholic Church. … Read more

A Challenging Approach to Community Development: The Pandipieri Spirit

Fr Hans Burgman mhm (90) is the well known initiator of the innovative Kisumu Urban Apostolate Programme KUAP). After retiring some years ago from active involvement in the programme he continues to inspire the ‘Friends of Pandipieri’. In a contribution to their latest newsletter he writes:  When you have to deal with a problem you should tackle the causes of the problem and not just … Read more