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Parishioners in Kenya disappointed after priest suspended — for rapping

Parishioners in Kenya disappointed after priest suspended — for rapping

| Doreen Ajiambo | June 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Many parishioners at St. Monica Church in western Kenya are unhappy after their favorite priest was suspended for misconduct by the Diocese of Homa Bay.

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As young Kenyans leave villages, sisters care for elderly left behind

As young Kenyans leave villages, sisters care for elderly left behind

| Lilian Muendo | June 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The old women sit quietly along the veranda, trees extending their branches over the houses, and a vegetable garden surrounding them. Nearby, someone is preparing corn and beans for lunch.

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After dam bursts, bishops urge Kenya to step up response to tragedies

After dam bursts, bishops urge Kenya to step up response to tragedies

Kenya’s bishops said they are deeply saddened by the loss of lives and large-scale destruction caused by flooding in the country and urged the government to step up its response to the tragedies.

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Some Kenyan Christians support polygamy, but Catholic Church says no

Some Kenyan Christians support polygamy, but Catholic Church says no

| Doreen Ajiambo | May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Flanked by his three wives and 12 children in his grocery shop in Kenya’s biggest slum, Kibera, Gilbert Wandera said men should marry multiple wives to prevent single motherhood and to ensure that children have fathers in their lives.

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Kenyan bishops urge calm as opposition rejects early results

Kenyan bishops urge calm as opposition rejects early results

| Fredrick Nzwili | August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic bishops in Kenya called for calm in the East Africa nation, as pockets of violent postelection protests left at least five dead in opposition strongholds.

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Delegates to Kitui say cultural exchange, faith sharing are partnership’s benefits

Delegates to Kitui say cultural exchange, faith sharing are partnership’s benefits

| June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

“The people of the Diocese of Kitui that we meet have tremendous faith [and] have tremendous capacity to build their own future,” said Mike Haasl, the Center for Mission’s global solidarity coordinator, who led the delegation.

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Kenyan priest visible link of faith, friendship in Kitui partnership

Kenyan priest visible link of faith, friendship in Kitui partnership

| Susan Klemond | July 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father Mutui, 53, arrived on his fourth visit to the Twin Cities in November. He is the first participant in a personnel exchange between Minnesotans and Kenyans in the nearly 12-year-old diocesan partnership involving growing friendships and correspondence, regular delegation visits and developing water resources for the semi-arid area of Kitui.

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Kenyan priest to serve in archdiocese

Kenyan priest to serve in archdiocese

| December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Father Robert Mutui from the Diocese of Kitui, Kenya, is here for his fourth visit to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as part of the partnership between the archdiocese and Kitui.

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Kitui, Kenya partnership Q & A

Kitui, Kenya partnership Q & A

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Julie Woodruff, a parishioner of St. Joseph in Red Wing, visited Kitui, Kenya, during a previous diocesan global solidarity partnership trip. She will co-lead the 2014 delegation with Mike Haasl. Woodruff answered questions from The Catholic Spirit about the partnership:

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Local delegation headed to Kenya, will mark anniversary

Local delegation headed to Kenya, will mark anniversary

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Nienstedt among group to celebrate 10-year partnership with Diocese of Kitui

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‘Living Water’ for Kenya

‘Living Water’ for Kenya

| April 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Why can’t we just send them some of our water?”

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Pastor writes icon to nourish bodies, souls in Kenya, here

Pastor writes icon to nourish bodies, souls in Kenya, here

| February 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

When parishioners at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Hastings walk into the office of their pastor, Father James Perkl, for the sacrament of reconciliation, they can’t help but notice walls filled with icons he has written

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