The evangelization of the Kenyan – Tanganyika coast started from Zanzibar in 1889, through the initiative of Msgr. Armand Maupont, Bishop of St. Denis on the island of Reunion, in the Southern waters of the Indian Ocean, which was entrusted to the Holy Ghost Fathers.

During that period Msgr. Raoul de Courmont was appointed Vicar Apostolic of Zanzibar, and he sent Fr. Alexander Le Roy on an exploratory assignment to Mombasa, in 1885. In 1889 Fr. Le Roy finally settled in Mombasa, and the first Baptism in Mombasa was recorded on August 14, 1889 – Maria, the infant daughter of Diego and Natalia Pereira.

In 1892 Bura Mission in Taita – Taveta district was established, and later in 1904, Giriama Mission in Kilifi district was established. The present day Catholic population is made up of people from all over Kenya and beyond, Mombasa being the part of the country, and the coast area being the destinations of the majority of tourists to Kenya.

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 The evangelization of the Kenyan – Tanganyika coast started from Zanzibar in 1889, through the initiative of Msgr. Armand Maupont, Bishop of St. Denis on the island of Reunion, in the Southern waters of the Indian Ocean, which was entrusted to the Holy Ghost Fathers.

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