In the first-ever meeting held at the KCCB’s Catholic Secretariat in Nairobi, twelve representatives from different Kenyan Dioceses recently came together with the Bishop of Nyahururu, Joseph Mbatia. Bishop Mbatia is the official KCCB delegate for the Africa Biblical Apostolate.
Led by the Bishop, the group discussed ways and means of disseminating the messages of the Bible to the faithful. They compared notes about pastoral activities in dioceses with thriving Biblical apostolates.
Bishop Mbatia said the Bible is a tool for evangelization; source of knowing God and an instrument to help Christians understand God more. He added that once the faithful understand the Word of God, the people would witness a transformation in their lives.
The Nyahururu Bishop revealed that the Second Vatican Council encouraged the faithful to study the Bible and so Bishops are implementing what has been said by the universal Church.
“Vatican II is clear that Christians must understand the Bible as the Word of God,” He encouraged the gathering.
The Bible caucus at KCCB was attended by Kenya’s Biblical Scholars, Pastoral Coordinators and other representatives mostly drawn from dioceses where the Biblical apostolate is active. Such dioceses include the Dioceses of Bungoma, Meru, Kitale and Machako
(Rose Achiego in Nairobi)