Lesotho's Sebastian Koto Cardinal Khoarai who dies on Saturday, April 17. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Late Cardinal of Lesotho “made our country known”, Cleric Says in Tribute

Apr 19, 2021

A member of the Clergy in Lesotho has , in his tribute to late Sebastian Cardinal Koto Khoarai, credited the first-ever Cardinal in the Southern African nation for bringing the country to the global arena.

Logo of the Council of Religions (CoR) in Mauritius. / Port Louis Diocese

“Endangering lives by gathering not an act of worship”: Religious Leaders in Mauritius

Mar 17, 2021

In the wake of a surge in reported cases of COVID-19 in Mauritius, religious leaders in the Indian Ocean Island nation have underscored the need to adhere to government guidelines prohibiting gatherings.

Fr. Luc René Young Chen Yin, a member of the  Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI), appointed as the Apostolic Administrator of the Vicariate Apostolic of Rodrigues in the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius by Pope Francis Monday, January 4. / Diocese of Port-Louis

Catholic Vicariate of Rodrigues in Mauritius Has a New Apostolic Administrator

Jan 5, 2021

The Catholic Vicariate of Rodrigues in the Indian Ocean Island nation of Mauritius has a new Apostolic Administrator, Fr. Luc René Young Chen Yin.

Fr. Linus Ngenomesho (left) appointed, Apostolic Administrator of Namibia's Apostolic Vicariate of Rundu and Fr. Godefroid Manuga-Lukokisa (right) named a member of the Vatican's Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Pope Francis Appoints Congolese Cleric to Propaganda Fide, Namibian Priest Administrator

Nov 17, 2020

The National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) has been appointed to the Vatican's Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (CEP), whose members are responsible for coordinating the church’s missionary work. 

Bishop Sylvester David, Auxiliary Bishop of South Africa’s Cape Town Archdiocese. / Cape Town Archdiocese/Facebook Page.

“My behavior has to take event of pandemic into account,” South African Prelate Cautions

Sep 25, 2020

A South African Bishop has, in a video message, cautioned against laxity and the flouting of COVID-19 measures in the name of “personal freedom” and advocated for responsible behavior.

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New Book on Future of Religious Life in Africa Lays Bare Technology Gaps

Aug 6, 2020

As Fr. Isaac Kibombwe, a member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) prepares for an online retreat organized by the congregation towards the end of October, he reflects on how fast the Church has adjusted to technology thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, which he says has accelerated this adjustment.

The late Archbishop Emeritus of Lesotho’s Maseru Archdiocese, Bernard Mohlalisi.

Southern Africa Bishops Eulogize Prelate Who Offered Apartheid Exiles “spiritual care”

Jul 24, 2020

Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa have eulogized the late Archbishop Emeritus of Lesotho’s Maseru Archdiocese, Bernard Mohlalisi, recalling with appreciation his pastoral service to the people of God in Lesotho and offering “hospitality and spiritual care” to exiled South Africans during the apartheid regime.

Bishop Sylvester David,  Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cape Town, South Africa.

Faith Leaders in South Africa’s Western Cape Designate “solidarity time” with Bereaved

Jul 20, 2020

Faith leaders in South Africa’s Western Cape (WC) Province have designated midday Wednesday of every week as a moment for the people of God in the Ecclesiastical region to show their solidarity with those who have lost their loved ones during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

(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.

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale of Johannesburg Archdiocese in South Africa.

“Donate more than your normal amount to assist the needy”: South African Archbishop

Jun 12, 2020

The Archbishop of South Africa’s Johannesburg Archdiocese has appealed to the faithful in his jurisdiction to continue supporting the initiatives of the local church, going beyond their “normal amount” so that the growing list of needy parishioners can be catered for amid protracted COVID-19 restrictions.

The Provincial Superior of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in DRC, Fr. Joseph Ntumba with Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux after Bicentenary Jubilee Mass in Kinshasa, DR Congo.

Bishop in DR Congo Encourages “gratitude for blessings” as Order of Nuns Marks 200 Years

Jun 4, 2020

At celebrations marking 200 years since the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux was founded, members of the French-founded Religious Order living their mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been encouraged to turn to the Lord with “gratitude for the continued and countless blessings” as they seek to foster “a life of love in obedience and selflessness.”