Archdiocese of Pretoria

Archbishop Dabula Anthony Mpako of Pretoria Archdiocese. Credit: SACBC

“We differ but still embrace each other”: South African Synod on Synodality Delegate

Oct 25, 2023

The ongoing Synod on Synodality conversations in Rome are not free of disagreements, the Archbishop of South Africa’s Pretoria Archdiocese, who is participating in October 4-29 meeting in Rome has said.

Members of the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations. Credit: WUCWO

Catholic Women Have Mission to “mentor, animate the girl child”: Bishop in South Africa

May 29, 2023

Catholic women have the mission to contribute to the bringing up of young girls into Catholic faith and practice through mentorship and animation initiatives, the Auxiliary Bishop of Pretoria Archdiocese in South Africa has said.

Newly Established Pretoria Archdiocesan Commission for Caritas, Migrants and Refugees. Credit: ACI Africa

Stop Working in Silos, Archbishop in South Africa Urges Pastoral Agents

Jul 29, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop at South Africa’s Pretoria Archdiocese has urged pastoral agents in his Metropolitan See to stop working in silos, and instead operate in “a coordinated manner” to optimally reach out to the needy.

Mons. Masilo John Selemela, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Pretoria in South Africa on 16 July 2022. Credit: Archdiocese of Pretoria

Bishop-elect in South Africa Pledges to Assist Archbishop in “realizing pastoral plan”

Jul 21, 2022

The newly appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Pretoria in South Africa has said he will strive to assist the Local Ordinary of the South African Metropolitan See realize the pastoral plan that was launched in June.

Mons. Masilo John Selemela, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Pretoria in South Africa on 16 July 2022. Credit: Archdiocese of Pretoria

Pope Francis Appoints National Major Seminary Rector in South Africa Auxiliary Bishop

Jul 17, 2022

Pope Francis has appointed the Rector of St. John Vianney National Major Seminary the Auxiliary Bishop of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Pretoria in South Africa.

Fr. John Selemela, Rector of St. John Vianney Major Seminary located in South Africa’s Pretoria Archdiocese. Credit: IMBISA

Sexual Abuse of Minors “dark chapter” in History of Church: Rector in South Africa

Nov 29, 2021

The cases of sexual abuse of minors constitute a “dark chapter” in the history of the Catholic Church, a Rector in South Africa has told ACI Africa in an interview.

Archdiocese of Pretoria.

Southern Africa’s Pastoral Plan to Provide Context for Planned Pretoria Diocesan Synod

Nov 8, 2020

The Pastoral Plan of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) that was launched at the beginning of this year is set to offer the context under which the planned one-year Diocesan Synod of South Africa’s Pretoria Archdiocese will be held, the leadership of the Archdiocese has said.

A poster for South Africa's Heritage Day celebration.

On South Africa’s Heritage Day, Cleric Calls for Healing, Acceptance of Cultural Diversity

Sep 24, 2020

South Africa’s past was marked with suffering that was caused by cultural differences where a section of the population was looked down upon by others. Today, however, it is the differences that once set South Africans apart that have become a strong uniting force and a cause for celebration, according to a South African Cleric who spoke to ACI Africa on the occasion of the country’s Heritage Day.

Sacred Heart Cathedral in the Archdiocese of Pretoria, South Africa.

After Months of Closure, Churches in South Africa’s Pretoria Archdiocese Set to Reopen

Sep 19, 2020

After close to six months of closure due to COVID-19 restrictions, churches in South Africa’s Pretoria Archdiocese are set to reopen for public worship on October 1, the Local Ordinary announced in his Thursday, September 17 statement obtained by ACI Africa.

(Left) The original church of the Most Holy Redeemer, built in 1921. (Right) Stigmatine Fathers Michael D’Annucci (left) and Charles Mittempergher, who served the mission in Mmakau for many years after their ordinations. Fr D’Annucci was murdered in a hijacking in Pretoria in December 2001 (he was declared a martyr in 2002); Fr Mittempergher died in Italy in December 2017. / The Southern Cross.

Why July is a Special Month for Pretoria’s First Black Catholic Parish

Jul 10, 2020

The Most Holy Redeemer, a Catholic Mission in South Africa’s Archdiocese of Pretoria, will, in a few months, mark 100 years of existence as the first Catholic Mission that was constructed by black people to serve those who lived in the villages on the outskirts of the city.