12 killed as Islamist gunmen target Christians in Kenya shooting

Somalia’s al-Shabab rebels claimed responsibility for the attack on the Bishaaro Guest House Islamic extremist gunmen from neighbouring Somalia killed 12 people in an attack on non-Muslims in Kenya’s northern Mandera County, an official said on Tuesday. Somalia’s al-Shabab rebels claimed responsibility for the early-morning attack on the Bishaaro Guest House, saying its fighters targeted Christians,… Continue reading 12 killed as Islamist gunmen target Christians in Kenya shooting

12 dead in latest Mandera shooting – Christians targeted in attack

Islamic extremists opened fire in Kenya’s northern Mandera County on Tuesday, killing twelve people. Somalia’s al-Shebab rebels claimed responsibility for the shooting, which occurred on the Bishaaro Guest House. Andalus, the terrorist’s radio station, reported the attack was meant to target Christians. Mohamed Saleh, Mandera’s regional commander, said the group made their way into Bishaaro… Continue reading 12 dead in latest Mandera shooting – Christians targeted in attack

Catholic bishops' of Kenya sympathies with military families after the Al-Shabaab attack

Catholic bishops of Kenya have expressed their sympathies to military families who lost their loved ones during the fierce battle with the  Al-Shabaab militants at a camp inside Somalia. In a statement issued on January 20, the bishops commended the soldiers and described them as generous Kenyans “whose selfless service to our country has seen them pay… Continue reading Catholic bishops' of Kenya sympathies with military families after the Al-Shabaab attack

Muslim teacher dies after taking bullet for attacked Christians in Kenya

A Muslim teacher, Salah Farah who took hit from the Al-Shabab terrorist group for heroically defending the lives of his fellow Christian passengers has died in surgery. Late last month, he was on a bus loaded with Christians and Muslims alike (travelling to Mandera in Kenya ) when the bus was attacked by the Al-Shabab terrorist… Continue reading Muslim teacher dies after taking bullet for attacked Christians in Kenya

Pope Francis in Kenya: Urges Kenyans to work pray for Peace in African Nations

Despite security concerns, Pope Francis arrived in Nairobi, Kenya on Wednesday to begin a 6-day pilgrimage that will also take him to Uganda and, then conclude his African journey with a visit to the Central African Republic.The persistent violence in the Central African Republic has raised questions about the security of the papal visit, and… Continue reading Pope Francis in Kenya: Urges Kenyans to work pray for Peace in African Nations

"I’m more afraid of the mosquitos" says Pope Francis amidst all security threats

Pope Francis arrived the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi earlier today for his first Papal visit to Africa. The Holy Father was welcomed by President Uhuru Kenyatta, Nairobi governor Evans Kiderot, the people of Kenya and visitors from all around other countries. The welcome occasion was graced with colorful sing and African cultural dances.… Continue reading "I’m more afraid of the mosquitos" says Pope Francis amidst all security threats

Pope Francis takes off to Africa

The Holy Father and his entourage boarded the Alitalia plane from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport airport around 8am local time (7am GMT) to land in Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi at 5pm local time (2pm GMT) later today. This will mark the Pope’s first destination and visit to Africa. Upon the Papal arrival in… Continue reading Pope Francis takes off to Africa

Kenya declares November 26th public holiday to welcome Pope

  President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya has declared Thursday November 26, 2015 a public holiday and a national day of prayer and reflection for the Pope’s visit. Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive in Nairobi on Wednesday 5 p.m in his first tour to Africa. From November 25 – 30, the Pope will be visiting Kenya,… Continue reading Kenya declares November 26th public holiday to welcome Pope

Video message of His Holiness, Pope Francis to Africa ahead of his visit

Below is the Pope’s video message as compiled by CNA:   MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO KENYA AND UGANDA Dear Friends, As I prepare to visit Kenya and Uganda later this month, I send a word of greeting and friendship to you and your families. I look forward to this time we will have… Continue reading Video message of His Holiness, Pope Francis to Africa ahead of his visit

Pope Francis' Visit-Schedule to Africa released: View

Pope Francis will visit Africa on November, he will be spending five days in three African countries; Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic. Below is the detailed Itinerary of his visit to these countries: Wednesday, November 25 2015 7.45am Departure from Rome Fiumicino to Nairobi, Kenya 5pm Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi… Continue reading Pope Francis' Visit-Schedule to Africa released: View

Pope Francis’s visit to Central African Republic confirmed despite security concerns

Francis will visit Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic at the end of November Despite continued instability and outbreaks of violence in the Central African Republic, the Vatican announced Pope Francis will spend about 33 hours in the country during a November 25-30 visit to Africa. Releasing the schedule for the trip, the Vatican said… Continue reading Pope Francis’s visit to Central African Republic confirmed despite security concerns

Vatican officially confirms Pope Francis' visit to Africa in November

The Vatican today officially announced that Pope Francis will travel to Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic in November, a plan informally revealed by the Pope himself this summer. After accepting “the invitation issued by the respective Heads of State and the Bishops,” Pope Francis is scheduled to visit the African continent from Nov.… Continue reading Vatican officially confirms Pope Francis' visit to Africa in November

Kenyan bishop: defend family against outside ideological pressures

A Kenyan bishop urged the faithful to defend marriage, and resist the pressure of ideologies that undermine family life, in a September 2 address. Speaking to participants in a conference organized by the Kenyan bishops’ family-life program, Bishop Saleius Mugambi of Meru said that the government should support families, and encouraged his listeners to defend… Continue reading Kenyan bishop: defend family against outside ideological pressures

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