Down to the Wire: Just $7,863 left to match to win our Challenge Grant. Your gift will still be doubled!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Kenyan Church leaders hope to amend new constitution

Catholic World News - August 06, 2010

Despite a defeat in this week’s nationwide referendum, in which voters approved a new constitution that Church leaders had opposed, the Kenyan hierarchy is resolved to seek changes in the document.

“Truth and right are not about numbers,” said Cardinal John Njue of Nairobi, the president of the Kenyan bishops’ conference. He said that the Catholic hierarchy would respect the results of the national referendum, but continue efforts to convince the Kenyan people of ‘the need to address the flawed moral issues in this constitution.”

The Catholic bishops, along with leaders of most other Christian groups in Kenya, had urged voters to reject the constitution because it paves the way for legal abortion. The Kenyan government had thrown its full weight behind the campaign to approve the new document.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($59,247 to go):
$150,000.00 $90,753.12
39% 61%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Getting Marriage Right 13 hours ago
O Earthly Lord, vouchsafe to us high speed Internet. 16 hours ago
No 'Francis effect' in Strasbourg 20 hours ago
What Pope Francis told European Parliament, and what Pope John Paul II said 22 hours ago
Public perception demands a way of mercy November 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - 24 hours ago