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"Light of Christ" sisters. Credit:Radio Veritas South Africa

Catholic South African Twins Singing to Bring the “light of Christ” to the World

Oct 19, 2022

South African Catholic twins whose singing put them to the limelight at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic wish to bring the “light of Christ” to the world through gospel music.

Archbishop Buti Tlhagale planting a tree at the opening of the season of creation. Credit: SACBC

Catholic Commission Promoting “environmental justice” in Southern African Archdiocese

Oct 6, 2022

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) of South Africa’s Johannesburg (JHB) Archdiocese has embarked on a year-long “environmental justice” campaign under the theme, “Greening the Archdiocese of JHB”, an official has said.

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale during the Ministry and Vocations Fair marking the Archdiocesan phase of the World Meeting of Families. Credit: ACI Africa

Denounce “crimes against women, children” in Families, Archbishop Urges South Africans

Sep 8, 2022

There is need to denounce and expose persons behind violence in families, including “crimes against women and children,” the Catholic Archbishop of South Africa’s Johannesburg Archdiocese has said.

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Social Media a Factor in “mental health issues” Among South Africa’s Youth: Pastoral Agent

Aug 31, 2022

Regular access to social media forums is a factor in mental health challenges among the youth in South Africa’s Ennerdale Parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg, the pastoral agent for the Mental Health Ministry (MHM) has said.

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale during the Ministry and Vocations Fair marking the Archdiocesan phase of the World Meeting of Families. Credit: ACI Africa

Seek Mary’s Intercession to End “scourge of oppressing women”: Archbishop in South Africa

Aug 23, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of South Africa’s Johannesburg Archdiocese has called on the people of God in his Episcopal See to seek the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary to end violence against women, “especially by those who claim to love them”.

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale during the Ministry and Vocations Fair marking the Archdiocesan phase of the World Meeting of Families. Credit: ACI Africa

Broken Families Can “rise from their own situation”: Catholic Archbishop in South Africa

Jun 29, 2022

Broken families are able to “rise from their own situation” and rebuild their respective lives, the Archbishop of South Africa’s Johannesburg Archdiocese has said in an interview. 

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale, a member of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) - Religions for Peace Multi-Religious Council of Leaders. Credit: IMBISA

On World Refugee Day, South African Archbishop Calls on Host Nations to Be “welcoming”

Jun 21, 2022

On annual World Refugee Day observed on June 20, the Catholic Archbishop of Johannesburg in South Africa has called on host nations to incorporate international laws in their policies about refugees and foster “practices of welcoming” them.

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale of South Africa's Johannesburg Archdiocese. Credit: Sacred Photos ZA/Sheldon Reddiar

At Easter, Humanity is “restored to image, likeness of God”: Archbishop in South Africa

Apr 17, 2022

The celebration of Easter commemorates the event that restored humanity’s image and likeness of God that had been established at creation and lost with the original sin, a Catholic Archbishop in South Africa has said.

Cover page of the book titled “Bienvenu Shelter: 20 Years of Welcoming, Caring and Empowering.” Credit: CSEM

Newly Launched Book Narrates Missionary Service to Refugee Women in Johannesburg: Editor

Mar 23, 2022

The editor of the book, “Bienvenu Shelter: 20 Years of Welcoming, Caring and Empowering”, has said that the publication provides insight into the ministry of the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo, the Scalabrinians, with refugee women and their children in the Archdiocese of Johannesburg. 

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale of South Africa's Johannesburg Archdiocese. Credit: SACBC

Theme of Synodality “breath of fresh air” to Migrants, Refugees: South African Archbishop

Mar 17, 2022

The theme of the Synod on Synodality is a relief for those on the move including the refugees and migrants for they have a chance to participate and be heard, a Catholic Archbishop in South Africa has said.

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale of South Africa's Johannesburg Archdiocese. Credit: SACBC

Consider Refugees, Migrants “new missionary territory,” South African Archbishop Says

Jan 1, 2022

The Archbishop of South Africa’s Johannesburg Archdiocese has expressed concern about the difficult lives of refugees and migrants, especially their challenging search for settlement, and suggested that the vulnerable group be considered “a new missionary territory”.

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale of South Africa's Johannesburg Archdiocese. Credit: SACBC

Create Migrant, Refugee Offices in Parishes, South African Catholic Archbishop Proposes

Dec 31, 2021

The plight of refugees and migrants as far as documentation is concerned can be addressed by the creation of an office that specifically deals with this vulnerable group in each Catholic Parish, a Catholic Archbishop in South Africa has proposed.

South Africa's Archbishop Buti Tlhagale, OMI/ Credit: Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC)

South African Archbishop Appointed to Global Body Advocating for Displaced People’s Rights

Apr 24, 2021

The Archbishop of South Africa’s Archdiocese of Johannesburg has been appointed as a member of the Multi-Religious Council of Leaders that seeks to address the root causes of conflict and displacement in the world.

Archbishop Buti Tlhagale  of the Archdiocese of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Church in South Africa Suspends Holy Week Celebrations amid Dwindling Resources

Mar 20, 2020

As South Africa battles to curb the spread of COVID-19, with officials confirming the first cases of local transmission, including four children aged under six years, the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Johannesburg has announced that little will be done to mark the Holy Week and Easter celebrations, even as Parishes in the Archdiocese run short of financial resources.