Background information of the CDM
Catholic Diocese of Maralal was curved from Marsabit diocese, formerly Samburu, Moyale and Marsabit districts. When Maralal diocese was created in the year 2001, His Lordship Rt. Rev, Bishop Virgilio Pante, took up a mantle of reconciling warring communities within Samburu County and his motto is: “with the ministry of reconciliation.”
Currently the CDM has 14 ecclesiastical Parishes which provide structures at the grass roots level through which spiritual as well as development needs of communities are addressed. These parishes are run by over Diocesan priests, Missionary Priests and religious institutes of sisters in the Diocese. These Parishes are clustered in 3 deaneries, Maralal deanery (Maralal, Barsaloi, Porro, Morijo, Lodokejek and Suguta), Baragoi deanery (Baragoi, Tuum, South Horr and Sererit) and Wamba deanery (Wamba, Lodungokwe, Archers Post and Sereolipi).
The Catholic Diocese of Maralal has a legal Status as a Church organisation in Kenya.The Diocese was curved out of the Marsabit Diocese and Bishop Virgilio Pante consecrated as its first Bishop on October, 2001. It is legally registered with the Catholic Secretariat Nairobi.
To promote a self-reliant community through transformation and good governance.
A Diocese united by the Gospel where dignity and peace dwell.