Mission Trip to Kenya

Father Michael Panicali, parochial vicar at St. Mark and St. Margaret Mary Parish, Sheepshead Bay, went on a mission trip of sorts this summer to help out in Holy Family Parish in Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenya militant attack on college

Kenyan Bishops Deplore Massacre of Christians

The president of the Kenyan bishops’ conference called on Easter worshippers to commit themselves to praying for peace and security after militants attacked a college campus.

Priest Guilty of Bishop’s Murder

NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) – A Catholic priest was among five people found guilty and sentenced to death for the 2005 slaying of Italian Bishop Luigi Locati. Judge Fred Ochieng described Father Guyo Waqo as the mastermind of the plot as the eight-year trial concluded. The judge said he believed the priest recruited Mohammed Molu Bagajo, […]

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St. John’s Soccer Star Had a Safari of Service (with audio slideshow)

When most Americans visit Africa, they go to experience the vast wildlife by enjoying an African safari. But for St. John’s University, Jamaica, soccer alumna Raelynne Lee, it was a safari of service that led her to the vast continent across the Atlantic. As part of the St. John’s campus ministry, the former Red Storm […]

Visit to Kenya Reveals Presence of the Church

by Virginia Jama Why visit Kenya now? One reason was that my husband was working there for an indefinite period. I had lived in nearby Somalia and worked with the Peace Corps there in the 1960s and 1970s and often visited Kenya on the way in and out and on our annual leave. Now, as […]

Kenyan policemen stand guard outside the God's House Of Miracles International Church after a grenade attack in Nairobi April 29. At least one person died and 15 people were wounded when a grenade was thrown into the church in Kenya's capital during Sunday service. (CNS photo/Thomas Mukoya, Reuters)

Kenya’s Bishops Call for Increase In Security Following Bombings

by Francis Njuguna NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) – Kenya’s Catholic bishops called upon the government to intensify its security efforts in the country’s north after the July 1 attacks on two churches, including a Catholic cathedral, that left at least 17 people dead and more than 50 people injured. The simultaneous attacks on Our Lady of […]