Sweltering heat, long distances between parishes, a church that keeps changing as Christians come and go, and determined to keep alive are some of the characteristics that mark the Catholic Diocese of Garissa. In this issue of the Interview, our journalist Lourine Oluoch speaks to Rt Rev Joseph Alessandro OFMCap, the bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Garissa on his experience shepherding the Church in a largely Muslim territory, ensuring Christians who find themselves at the peripheries of faith have a place to call home.
To some people the name Garissa is synonymous with insecurity, what would you say about the security situation in Garissa?
One of the reasons for that is that when Garissa is mentioned in the media, it’s always for bad things: terrorism or other calamities. The good is never mentioned so people get the impression that Garissa is very dangerous. Many people who come here for the first time feel scared. Even the…<<Subscribe>>