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.
The Catholic Bishop of South Africa’s Aliwal Diocese has, in a pastoral letter, announced pre-synod meetings in his Episcopal See to deliberate on Synod on Synodality ahead of its solemn opening in each particular Church planned for October 17.
Christians in South Africa are being urged to show appreciation to God’s creation by taking the necessary steps to prevent environmental degradation.
The inhumane treatment of refugees and migrants in South Africa is a cause for concern for a Catholic Bishop in the country who is calling for compassion toward those who have fled from various forms of instability in their respective home countries.
There is a need to collaborate in reducing the generation of waste products in view of environmental conservation, a Catholic Nun in Africa has said.
A Catholic Archbishop in South Africa has cautioned married couples and those considering marriage against selfishness and jealousy, describing both emotions as toxic to any relationship.
Procreation is not the only reason behind marriage, a Catholic Priest in South Africa has said at the ongoing marriage awareness campaign of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC).
The Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, has called for support of Africa’s rising numbers of refugees and migrants who, he says, continue to experience racism and xenophobic attacks in the countries of destination.
The Catholic Archbishop of South Africa’s Cape Town Archdiocese has urged the people of God under his pastoral care to continue exercising restraint against singing during Holy Mass to curb COVID-19 infections.
Theft of COVID-19 response funds in nine Southern African countries is a cause for concern for Catholic Bishops in the region who are decrying the vice and urging solidarity with “weakest and needy members of society.”
South Africa’s Tzaneen Diocese has announced plans to build a shrine in Honor of Blessed Benedict Daswa, the country’s first martyr and first potential Saint.
The Catholic Bishop of South Africa’s Oudtshoorn Diocese has called upon married couples and those contemplating marriage to make a commitment to value their spouses and to stick by the commitment.