Nairobi, Kenya -- Pope Francis told Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta that his country should share its experience "shaping democracy" with others in the region.
A Roman Observer: Following his trip to Africa, Pope Francis is set to announce some major personnel and structural changes in the Roman Curia and other Vatican-related departments.
Pope Francis will embark this week on a six-day trip to three African nations -- Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic -- in his first trip to the continent.
Preview: People in Nairobi's Kangemi slum are getting ready for Pope Francis' visit next week, including St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church.
Preview: Franciscan Sr. Mary Francis Wangare, director of the Office of Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation Franciscan Africa, recently coordinated an interfaith environment conference for youth in Kenya.
Kenya has welcomed the return of 700 citizens who had joined Somalia’s al-Shabab militant group that has attacked churches, malls and government institutions, most notably Garissa University College where nearly 150 people — mostly Christian students — were killed last spring.
The return of the Kenya nationals was reported by the Kenyan government, the Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims and the International Organization for Migration.
Synod remarks: Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphiel said the Synod of Bishops should identify the position of the church “without condemning anybody with different views."
Clergy in Kenya are backing a presidential decree banning homemade brews, largely blamed for a recent spate of over 50 deaths in the East African nation.
Roman Catholic bishops in Kenya have urged citizens to boycott a mass polio vaccination campaign unless the safety of the vaccine has been confirmed through scientific tests.
The oral vaccination campaign by the World Health Organization and UNICEF is scheduled to begin Aug. 1 in Kenya.
Ahead of the campaign's launch, the bishops questioned the safety of the vaccines, saying the manufacturer failed to provide requested information and the government disregarded the bishops' request for tests.
Global Sisters Report: "We are not a hospital, but the people are quite feeble. These are people that we cannot trace anyone to be responsible for them."