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.
Human formation is quite critical in the training of candidates for the Priesthood in the Catholic Church, a Rector in South Africa has told ACI Africa in an interview.
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.
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”.
The formation of Priests has to include ways of managing, preventing and recovering from disasters when they strike, the Catholic Priest at the helm of Caritas Africa Advocacy Committee has said.
The Auxiliary Bishop of South Africa’s Cape Town Archdiocese has cautioned the people of God in the Archdiocese against disrespecting sacred places in their manner of dressing and inability to maintain silence while participating in religious functions.
Protecting one's neighbor from sickness through getting the COVID-19 vaccine is an act of charity, the Bishop of South Africa’s Klerksdorp Diocese has said.
The leadership of Caritas Africa has called on members of the organization across the continent to put poor people at the center of their attention not only through actions but also prayers.
Embracing religious diversity as the people of God is one way of journeying together through the ongoing Synodal process, the Auxiliary Bishop of South Africa’s Cape Town Archdiocese has said.
There is need for officials of the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Church within the jurisdiction of the Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) to foster brotherly collaboration amongst themselves, the President of Caritas South Africa has said.
Journeying together as people of God through the ongoing Synodal process should be taken to the root of the Church, which is family, the Auxiliary Bishop of South Africa’s Cape Town Archdiocese has said.
The Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of South Africa’s Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg is proposing the engagement of unemployed young people in the country to oversee future elections in the country by giving them various positions in the electoral process.
If any planned dialogue toward an end to the growing instability in Eswatini is to result in “an acceptable agreement,” there is need for the parties in conflict to engage notable “negotiators and mediators”, a Catholic Bishop in South Africa has said.
The tendency to be opposed to change through the claim that “we have always done it that way” is dangerous for the Church in modern times, a Catholic Bishop in South Africa has said.
Catholic Bishops in Africa are among the dozens of Church leaders who have petitioned the intergovernmental forum of 19 countries and the European Union (EU) – the G20 – ahead of its meeting later this month “to keep fossil fuels in the ground”.
Eligible voters in South Africa have been urged to vote at the forthcoming municipal elections according to their conscience.
Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) are calling on the government of Eswatini to listen to the cry of the people and to phase out absolute monarchy, which has been blamed for the violence and insecurity in the country.
There is need to interrogate cultural approaches to widowhood in South Africa view of rooting out traditions that are at odds with the teaching of the Church, a Catholic Priest has said.
The Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, has maintained the support of the Vatican entity of a call to waive barriers in the production of COVID-19 vaccines as proposed by South Africa and India.
The need for spouses to take “personal responsibility” in their marriage relationship amid situations of misunderstanding has been underscored at the ongoing marriage awareness campaign.