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Pope Francis greets pilgrims before the General Audience in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Aug. 19, 2015.

Africa abuzz ahead of Pope’s visit, Ugandan archbishop says

Oct 29, 2015

By Elise Harris

As his country gets ready to receive their spiritual ‘grandfather,’ Archbishop John Baptist Odama of Gulu, Uganda said Pope Francis’... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014.

Vatican officially confirms Pope Francis' visit to Africa in November

Sep 10, 2015

By Elise Harris

The Vatican today officially announced that Pope Francis will travel to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic in November,... Read more

Bishop Joseph Mbatia of Nyahururu says Mass at the graduation ceremony for nursing graduates in Nairobi, Aug. 14, 2015.

Dozens of new grads join the ranks of Kenya’s Catholic nurses

Aug 19, 2015

What began as a training facility for rural health care workers in the 1970s has now turned into a Catholic... Read more

Sister Irene Stefani, Nyeri, Kenya. Courtesy of Kenya Yote.

'Mother of Mercy' beatification in Kenya draws tens of thousands

May 27, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Massive crowds attended Saturday's beatification of early twentieth-century Italian missionary, Sister Irene Stefani, who was known as “mother of mercy”... Read more

Cardinal Njue at Nairobi's Chiromo mortuary. Photo courtesy of Waumini Communications KCCB.

Kenyan bishop laments terrorism, calls for unity

Apr 13, 2015

In the wake of the recent massacre of 148 people – mainly Christians – at a university in the Kenyan... Read more

'Red flags' in Kenyan vaccine controversy demand answers

Nov 13, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Organizers in charge of a controversial vaccination campaign in Kenya should be transparent and cooperate with the Kenyan bishops’ request... Read more

Photo of Nairobi showing Kenyatta International Conference Center, Times Tower and City Hall.

Global community offers prayers, support after Kenya attack

Sep 24, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

A deadly terrorist attack at a shopping mall in the capital of Kenya has drawn prayers and condolences from across... Read more