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Republic of Kenya (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: 32,022,000

Area: 569,250 km²

Patron Saint: Mary Queen of Love

Religions: Protestant 45%, Roman Catholic 33%, indigenous beliefs 10%, Muslim 10%, other 2% [a large majority of Kenyans are Christian, but estimates for the percentage of the population that adheres to Islam or indigenous beliefs vary widely]

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 (70)Njue (70) | All Cardinals

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


Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (26), Basilicas Basilicas (1)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: Kenya Link Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo (63)

Holy See Representation: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Link Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo (63)

Conference of Bishops: Kenya Episcopal Conference (K.E.C.) Link Cardinal John Njue (70)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (A.M.E.C.E.A.) Link Archbishop Berhaneyesus Demerew Souraphiel, C.M. (66)

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. (56)


as of 2014.11.20

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