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More than a beautiful game, soccer brings communities together

NELSON Kimaru is a soccer guru. He played it where he was born in Tanzania, where he was schooled in Kenya and where he now lives in Brisbane. In Kenya, he was selected for the national soccer competition. When he came to Brisbane, he was looking for a way to play again. Nelson signed up for Kicking Goals Together – ... Read More »

From Kenya to Ballina: The journey of Lismore’s newest priest

Fr Alexander Munyao

FATHER Alexander Munyao, ordained in Kenya earlier this year, is now ministering in the coastal town of Ballina as Lismore diocese’s newest priest. Writing for the diocese’s magazine, Catholic Life, Fr Munyao said his “call to the priesthood started when I was a young boy growing up in the Savanna Plains of Kenya”. He returned to those plains earlier this year for ... Read More »

Pope Francis rejuvenated hope in Africa, local Kenyans say

Uganda Catholics wait for the Pope

POPE Francis’ visit to three African countries struggling through mass terrorism attacks and security scares brought hope to an often forgotten people, a Brisbane Kenyan said. Peter Kamau of Brisbane’s Jubilee parish kept on top of the Pope’s visit to his birth country, Kenya, during the past week. When he heard Pope Francis tell a journalist he was more afraid ... Read More »

Terror in Nairobi

Terror in Nairobi

MURWILLUMBAH Catholics Martin and Christine O’Brien are still not sure what prompted their daughter Elizabeth to break her habit of having a coffee at Nairobi’s Artcaffe in Westgate Mall last weekend. “We’re just grateful and relieved Elizabeth was having a coffee elsewhere when the attack happened,” Mr O’Brien said. “I believe it was the Holy Spirit at work,” Mrs O’Brien ... Read More »

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