Catholic Church in South Africa

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Church Leaders in South Africa Welcome Report on Alleged President's Financial Crimes

Dec 6, 2022

Officials of the South African Council of Churches (SACC) have welcomed Section 89 independent panel report, which followed investigations into financial crimes allegations laid on the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa.

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Church in South Africa “concerned with plight” of Mudslide Victims, Urges Reparation

Nov 27, 2022

The Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) is “concerned with the plight” of the victims of the September Jagersfontein mine dam mudslide.

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Synodality Path Inspiring Evangelization Ministry into Future: Archbishop in South Africa

Nov 25, 2022

The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality offer inspiration for the Church’s ministry of evangelization into the future, the Local Ordinary of Cape Town Archdiocese in South Africa has said.

Logo of the South African Council of Churches (SACC). Credit: South African Council of Churches (SACC)

Church Leaders in South Africa Decry “political quagmire”, Call for Faith “rejuvenation”

Nov 1, 2022

Members of the South African Council of Churches (SACC) are calling for a renewal of what they describe as the society’s moral fiber, in a bid to address the “political quagmire” that they say the country has found itself in. 

Fr. Michael Seheri . Credit: Fr. Michael Seheri

South African Society Recognition of Catholic Biblical Scholars “very significant”: Priest

Oct 30, 2022

South Africa’s Bible Society recognition of Catholic Biblical Scholars for the translations of the Bible from ancient Biblical languages to African languages is “very significant” to the Catholic Church, a member of the Bible Society Sesotho Review Committee has said.

Bishop Victor Hlolo Phalana of South Africa's Klerksdorp Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

South Africa Needs “another Kairos document”, Catholic Bishop Says, Decries Crisis

Oct 25, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of South Africa’s Klerksdorp Diocese together with Theologians and anti-apartheid activists have called for another kairos Document to address the present “crisis” in the country.

Bishop Neil Frank of South Africa’s Mariannhill Diocese. Credit: SACBC

South African Catholic Bishop Seeking to Prioritize Budgeting Policies to Sustain Diocese

Oct 23, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of  Mariannhill Diocese in South Africa is seeking to put into place “good budgeting policies” as a priority in view of sustaining his Episcopal See.

Sr. Dr. Theresa Annah Nyadombo, appointed member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors on 30 September 2022. Credit: ACI Africa

New Member of Pontifical Commission for Protection of Minors to Focus on Abuse Prevention

Oct 22, 2022

The newly appointed member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors has told ACI Africa that their task is to work on strategies to prevent abuse of children.

Late Fr. Albert Nolan. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishops in Southern Africa Eulogize World-renowned Theologian as “beacon of hope for poor”

Oct 20, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa have eulogized the late world-renowned researcher and theologian, Fr. Albert Nolan, as one who inspired hope among “the poor and oppressed” and acknowledged with appreciation his prophetic role during the time of apartheid in South Africa.

"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.

Bishop Thulani Victor Mbuyisa of South Africa’s Kokstad Diocese. Credit: The Southern Cross

New Leadership Means “new energy” for Religious Order: Catholic Bishop in South Africa

Oct 15, 2022

The immediate former Superior General of the Congregation of Mariannhill Missionaries (CMM) has told ACI Africa that the new leadership of the Religious Order will inject “new energy” into the “whole Congregation”.

Bishop Pius Mlungisi Dlungwane (right) and Bishop Neil Augustine Frank (left). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pope Francis Accepts Retirement of Bishop of South African Diocese, Appoints Successor

Oct 13, 2022

Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Bishop Pius Mlungisi Dlungwane of the Catholic Diocese of Mariannhill in South Africa and appointed his successor.

Br. Ngonidzashe, SJ (in cap) with members of the Network of Young Catholics in Africa Caring for Creation. Credit: CYNESA

Jesuit Climate Advocacy to Prioritize “marginalized communities” in Southern Africa

Oct 10, 2022

The Southern Africa Province (SAP) of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) climate justice advocacy initiative dubbed “Heal the Earth Caravan of Hope” is aimed at “prioritizing marginalized communities most impacted by the effects of cyclones and tropical storms” in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, the Coordinator of the Jesuit Centre of Ecology and Development (JCED) has said.

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.

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Catholic Commission in Mozambique to Shift Attention to Migrants in Planned Workshops

Sep 24, 2022

After the 2014 launch of a national campaign to raise awareness about the scourge of human trafficking in Mozambique, the Episcopal Commission for Migrants, Refugees and Displaced Persons (CEMIRDE) of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) will hold workshops on human trafficking during the month of October in South Africa, an official has said.

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Catholic Church in South Africa Offering Counseling, Emotional Support to Mudslide Victims

Sep 20, 2022

Jagersfontein community members affected by the mudslide reportedly triggered by the collapse of a tailings dam wall are devastated and traumatized, the Parish Priest of Kriste Morena Catholic Church of South Africa’s Bloemfontein Archdiocese who has been providing counseling and emotional support to the victims has said.

The Secretary General of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), Fr. Hugh O'Connor. Credit: SACBC

Southern Africa’s Synodal Process an Opportunity to Discuss “new way of being”: Official

Sep 19, 2022

The Secretary General of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has said that the Synodal process in the three countries of the Conference, Botswana, Eswatini, and South Africa, allowed people an opportunity to gather together to discuss “a new way of being”.

Charles delivering a speech in Bridgetown, after Barbados became a republic, November 2021. Credit: Public Domain

King Charles III Should Follow “in the footsteps of his mother”: South African Cardinal

Sep 16, 2022

The Cardinal in South Africa has underlined the need for new King of the United Kingdom to follow in the footsteps of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who passed on September 8.

Archbishop Dabula Anthony Mpako of Pretoria Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

South African Archbishop Lauds Christian Brothers for Instilling “life values” in Learners

Sep 11, 2022

The Archbishop of Pretoria Archdiocese in South Africa has lauded members of the Congregation of Christian Brothers (CFC) for not only imparting academic lessons but also teaching “life values” to those enrolled in their learning institutions.

Bishops Robert Mphiwe, Bishop Antanasio Canira and Bishop Joseph Kizito. SACBC/IMBISA Cross Border Conference with CEMIRDE delegation. Lumko  Conference Centre, Benoni, Johannesburg, South Africa. Credit: ACI Africa

South African Catholic Bishop Calls for “new pastoral model” in Reaching Out to Migrants

Sep 10, 2022

The Catholic Bishop at the helm of South Africa’s Rustenburg Diocese has called for a “new pastoral model” in assisting migrants in his Episcopal See and in the country.