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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

Area: 569,140 km²

Population: 47,615,739

Patron Saint: Mary Queen of Love

Saints: 1 Blessed

Liturgical Calendar 📅

Religions: Christian 83% (Protestant 47.7%, Catholic 23.4%, other Christian 11.9%), Muslim 11.2%, Traditionalists 1.7%, other 1.6%, none 2.4%, unspecified 0.2%

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

Ethnic Groups: Kikuyu 22%, Luhya 14%, Luo 13%, Kalenjin 12%, Kamba 11%, Kisii 6%, Meru 6%, other African 15%, non-African (Asian, European, and Arab) 1%

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 (77)Njue (77) | All Cardinals

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


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

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: Kenya Link Archbishop Hubertus Matheus Maria van Megen (59)

Holy See Representation: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Link Archbishop Hubertus Matheus Maria van Megen (59)

Conference of Bishops: Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (K.C.C.B.) Link Archbishop Philip Arnold Subira Anyolo (64)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (A.M.E.C.E.A.) Link Bishop Charles Joseph Sampa Kasonde (52)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Symposium des Conférences Episcoaples d’Afrique et de Madagascar (S.C.E.A.M.) Link Cardinal Philippe Nakellentuba Ouédraogo (76)


as of 2021.05.11

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