Delegation from archdiocese heading to Kitui, Kenya

| May 24, 2017 | 2 Comments

A delegation from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will visit the Diocese of Kitui in Kenya May 30 to June 15.

The delegation will focus on building relationships with the people of Kitui, learning about Kenyans’ faith lives and discerning how the partnering dioceses can share resources. Besides working with Catholic schools and Catholic humanitarian organization Caritas, delegates are visiting parishes in the diocese.

Delegation members include Father Charles Lachowitzer, vicar general and moderator of the curia for the archdiocese, and Debbie Keller, president of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. Mike Haasl, global solidarity coordinator for the archdiocese-based Center for Mission, is leading the delegation.

The archdiocese formed a partnership with Kitui in 2004 after the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called for solidarity efforts with Africa in 2001. The archdiocese last sent a delegation to Kitui in 2014.

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  • Guest

    Sounds like an expensive and unnecessary trip. Who is paying for this?

  • Dominic Deus

    It is 100% paid for by lay people going. I don’t know who pays for the clergy. It’s a good trip. Go next year if you can.