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The Diocese of Kenema is one of the four Dioceses in Sierra Leone. It is geographically situated in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone, (West Africa). Originally the Diocese of Kenema was part of the Diocese of Freetown and Bo. The idea of the Diocese of Kenema was raised in 1962 by Msgr. Maury, Apostolic Delegate to Sierra Leone.

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Most Rev. Henry Aruna was born to the late Mr. Matthew J. Aruna and Mrs. Margaret M. Aruna, a Catholic couple, on the 2nd August 1964. The young Henry Aruna was given an infant baptism at the Holy Spirit Parish, Kenema, then the College Chapel, in 1968.

He attended St. Paul's Primary School Kenema, RC School Kanike, RC School Fadugu, and RC School Kabala in the 1970s. It was during his secondary education at Holy Trinity in Kenema that Most Rev. Henry Aruna felt the call to the Catholic priesthood. He entered the then St. Kizito's Junior Seminary in Kenema. After his GCE O'levels and Spiritual Year at St. Kizito's Pre- Major Seminary, Most Rev. Henry Aruna entered St. Paul's Major Seminary in Gbarnga, Liberia in 1985. He finished his seminary training in Makeni and was ordained to the diaconate in 1992 by Most Rev. George Biguzzi at St. Francis Chapel, off Azzolini high way, Makeni. He was ordained to the priesthood on April 16th, 1993 in Kenema by Most Rev. John O'Riordan C. S. Sp.

After his priestly ordination, Most Rev. Henry Aruna worked in the Diocese of Kenema from 1993 to 1994. He also worked in the then Archdiocese of Freetown and Bo fro...

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February 5, 2023

Opening of Parish house and Lounching of fencing Project

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Deaconate Ordination

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DATE: 24/03/2023

CMA Planning Committee meeting

A gentle reminder about the final CMA Diocesan Assembly Planning Committee meeting on the 24th April 2023 at 11 a.m. at the Pastoral Centre. Fr Coker please post the timetable and other necessary information for the CMA Assembly to this forum. All members of the PMS-Catechetical team are to attend this meeting.

VENUE: National Pastoral Center

TIME: 11am Prompt


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