Military Ordinariate of

Military Ordinariate of Kenya

Kenya Kenya

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Continent: Eastern and Central Africa

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Military Ordinariate Military Ordinariate

Name: Military Ordinariate of Kenya / Kenya

Immediately subject to the Holy See

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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History

Contact Info

Address: Military Ordinariate, Department of Defense, Ulinzi House, P.O. Box 40668, 00100 Nairobi, Kenya

Present Prelates

Military Ordinary:vacant
Apostolic Administrator of the Military Ordinariate (2024.01.30 – ...):Msgr. John Njue Njeru (51)Msgr. John Njue Njeru (51)

Priest of Embu (Kenya)

Ordinaries

Military Ordinaries of Military Ordinariate of Kenya (Roman Rite)

Msgr. John Njue Njeru (51)Msgr. John Njue Njeru (51)
(Apostolic Administrator of the Military Ordinariate 2024.01.30 – ...)

Msgr. Benjamin Kituto Maswili, A.J.
(Apostolic Administrator of the Military Ordinariate 2016.12.30 – 2024.01.30)

Bishop Alfred Kipkoech Arap Rotich (66)Bishop Alfred Kipkoech Arap Rotich (66)
(1997.08.29 – 2016.12.30)

Bishop of Kericho (Kenya)

Veni Creator Spiritus

Born:1957.07.27 (Longisa, Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1983.11.18
Consecrated Bishop:1996.07.03

Priest of Nakuru (Kenya) (1983.11.18 – 1996.03.09)

Titular Bishop of Zuglio (1996.03.09 – 1997.08.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Nairobi (Kenya) (1996.03.09 – 1997.08.29)

Military Ordinary of Kenya (Kenya) (1997.08.29 – 2016.12.30)

Bishop of Kericho (Kenya) (2019.12.14 – ...)

Cardinal Maurice Michael Otunga
(1986.07.21 – 1997.08.29)

Per ipsum et cum ipso et in ipso

Born:1923.01 (Chebukwa, Kenya)
Ordained Priest:1950.10.03
Consecrated Bishop:1957.02.25
Created Cardinal:1973.03.05
Died:2003.09.06 (Nairobi, Kenya † 80)

Priest of Kisumu (Kenya) (1950.10.03 – 1956.11.17)

Titular Bishop of TacapΓ¦ (1956.11.17 – 1960.05.21)

Auxiliary Bishop of Kisumu (Kenya) (1956.11.17 – 1960.05.21)

Bishop of Kisii (Kenya) (1960.05.21 – 1969.11.15)

Military Vicar of Kenya (Kenya) (1964.01.20 – 1986.07.21)

Titular Archbishop of Bomarzo (1969.11.15 – 1971.10.24)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Nairobi (Kenya) (1969.11.15 – 1971.10.24)

President of Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (1970 – 1976)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Nairobi (Kenya) (1971.10.24 – 1997.04.21)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Gregorio Barbarigo alle Tre Fontane (1973.03.05 – 2003.09.06)

Military Ordinary of Kenya (Kenya) (1986.07.21 – 1997.08.29)

Military Vicars of Kenya (Roman Rite)

Cardinal Maurice Michael Otunga
(1964.01.20 – 1986.07.21)

(see above)

Statistics (2020.12.31)

Population: 16,200 Catholics

Pastoral Centres: 56 parishes, 4 missions

Personnel: 27 priests (24 diocesan, 3 religious), 3 religious (3 brothers)

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Last updated on 2024.06.17

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