Kenya A new church in a missionary parish   The missionary parish of St. Charles Lwanga lies within the apostolic vicariate of Isiolo, in north-east Kenya. The area is majority Muslim and Catholics make up a minority of only 5% or so of the population.   The parish was established here in 2005 – the […]

ACN Project of the Week – Kenya

Kenya Emergency aid for victims of  severe flooding  The Turkana region of northwest Kenya has since time immemorial been home to nomadic or semi-nomadic peoples. Many of them have now become settled today, but the majority still find themselves forced by shortage of water  to move with their cattle to wherever water and grazing pastures […]

Special Report – Kenya: a visit to Lodwar

Kenya Today we arrive in Lodwar, where the dry season poses a real problem for its inhabitants. On October 8th our ACN delegation visited Lodwar, the largest town in northwestern Kenya with a population of 48,316. According to the Insider’s guide to Kenya, Lodwar’s history began around 1933 when a trader named Shah Mohamed, arrived on […]

Special Report – Kenya: The situation, the people, the Church and its challenges

Kenya The situation, the people, the Catholic Church and its challenges Recently, an ACN delegation visited the dioceses Mombasa, Malindi, Lodwar, Kitui, Isiolo, Kisumu, Homa Bay and Nairobi. During our trip we got to know, that the biggest challenges for the Kenyan Catholic Church are the growing Muslim fundamentalist influence on the society – especially […]

Special Report – Kenya

Kenya “Stand strong in faith… do not be afraid! “ Kenyans are happy. They are waiting with impatience the coming of Pope Francis who is visiting the African continent for the very first time. A delegation from Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) visited Kenya, the first country he will be visiting before travelling […]

Kenya – “Terrorists live among us”

Kenya “Terrorists live among us” Cardinal John Njue, Archbishop of Nairobi, calls on Kenyans to exercise greater vigilance After the massacre of 148 Christians at the university in the north Kenyan town of Garissa, Cardinal John Njue, Archbishop of Nairobi, called for the nation to stick together. This is the tenor of a declaration of […]

Nigeria “The twin monsters of corruption and insecurity”

By ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Montreal, May 7, 2013 – “Growing corruption and religious violence jeopardise the West African country of Nigeria.” This stark warning by Cardinal John Onaiyekan, Archbishop of Abuja, was given during his recent presentation to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament in Brussels. Cardinal […]