Catholic Church


Republic of Kenya (Kenya)


Also known as: Kenia (Deutsch, español, polski, latine), le Kenya (français), Kenya (Italiano), Quénia (Português), 肯亞 (正體中文), ケニア (日本語)

Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Capital: Nairobi

Population: 45,010,056

Area: 569,250 km²

Patron Saint: Mary Queen of Love

Religions: Christian 82.5% (Protestant 47.4%, Catholic 23.3%, other 11.8%), Muslim 11.1%, Traditionalists 1.6%, other 1.7%, none 2.4%, unspecified 0.7%

Languages: English (official), Kiswahili (official), numerous indigenous languages

Motto: Harambee (Swahili) (Let’s work together)

Neighbouring Countries: Uganda Uganda, ↖ South Sudan South Sudan, ↑ Ethiopia Ethiopia, → Somalia Somalia, ↓ Tanzania Tanzania

Circumscriptions (26): Metr. Archdioceses (4), Dioceses (20), Military Ordinariates (1), Apostolic Vicariates (1)

Roman Rite (26): Bungoma, Eldoret, Embu, Garissa, Homa Bay, Isiolo, Kakamega, Kericho, Kisii, Kisumu, Kitale, Kitui, Lodwar, Machakos, Malindi, Maralal, Marsabit, Meru, Military Ordinariate of Kenya, Mombasa, Murang’a, Nairobi, Nakuru, Ngong, Nyahururu, Nyeri

by Type | by Name | by Ecclesiastical Province
Changes in Circumscriptions | Former Circumscriptions

CardinalsCardinals (1 elector/1 total): Cardinal John Njue (71)Njue (71) | All Cardinals

BishopsBishops: by Age | by Name | by Precedence | Jubilarians | Recent Events

Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (25), Basilicas Basilicas (1)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations

Papal Visits

Apostolic Nunciature: Kenya Link Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo (64)

Holy See Representation: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Link Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo (64)

Conference of Bishops: Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (K.E.C.) Link Cardinal John Njue (71)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (A.M.E.C.E.A.) Link Cardinal Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M. (67)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Symposium des Conférences Episcoaples d’Afrique et de Madagascar (S.C.E.A.M.) Link Archbishop Gabriel Mbilingi, C.S.Sp. (57)

as of 2015.11.16

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