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A poster for the Marriage awareness week with a focus on Reconciliation in marriage. Credit: SACBC

Need for Spouses to Take “personal responsibility” Emphasized at Marriage Awareness Event

Oct 3, 2021

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.  

Bishop Joseph Mary Kizito of the Catholic Diocese of Aliwal in South Africa. Credit: Diocese of Aliwal

South African Diocese Embarks on Synod on Synodality Pre-Meetings ahead of Official Launch

Sep 29, 2021

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.

Fr. Zane Godwin. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Don’t “take for granted created world”, Show Appreciation: Catholic Priest in South Africa

Sep 28, 2021

Christians in South Africa are being urged to show appreciation to God’s creation by taking the necessary steps to prevent environmental degradation.

Bishop Peter Holiday of South Africa's Kroonstad Diocese. Credit: Kroonstad Diocese

Refugees Undergoing Suffering in South Africa, Catholic Bishop Says, Calls for Compassion

Sep 27, 2021

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.

Logo for the Season of Creation. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Let Us “work together to reduce generation of waste”: Catholic Nun at Season of Creation

Sep 27, 2021

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 poster announcing the Marriage Awareness campaign Weeks in South Africa. Credit: Courtesy Photo.

South African Archbishop Warns of Selfishness, Jealousy as Most Toxic Emotions in Marriage

Sep 25, 2021

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 and rearing children campaign poster. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Procreation Not “the only purpose of marriage”: South African Catholic Priest

Sep 24, 2021

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).

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Vatican's Secretary for Relations with States. Credit: Vatican Media

Vatican Entity Urges Support for African Migrants on Durban Declaration Anniversary

Sep 23, 2021

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.

Archbishop Stephen Brislin of South Africa’s Cape Town Archdiocese. Credit: Cape Town Archdiocese

South African Archdiocese Maintains Stance against Singing to Curb COVID-19 Infections

Sep 17, 2021

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.

Logo of the Inter-regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA). Credit: IMBISA

Southern African Bishops Decry Corruption in Member Nations, Urge “solidarity with needy”

Sep 16, 2021

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.”  

Blessed Benedict Daswa, who was martyred in 1990, and beatified September 13. Credit: Catholic News Agency

Plans Underway to Build a Shrine in Honor of South Africa’s First Martyr, Potential Saint

Sep 13, 2021

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.

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Never Take Your Spouse for Granted, Catholic Bishop Warns in Marriage Awareness Campaign

Sep 11, 2021

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.

Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of South Africa’s Mthatha Diocese and President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Unequal Care of Catholic Priests and Sisters is Gender Inequality: South African Bishop

Aug 31, 2021

One of the ways in which gender inequality manifests itself in the Church is the unequal care given to Catholic Priests and Religious Sisters, a South African Bishop has said.

Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of South Africa's Mthatha Diocese/Credit: Bishop Sithembele Sipuka

Catholic Bishop in South Africa Cautions Country’s Poor against Being Used in Violence

Aug 31, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of South Africa’s Umtata Diocese has acknowledged the calm in the country that followed a series of violent attacks and cautioned the country’s poor people against accepting to be used by those in power to fuel violence.

The logo of the Catholic Institute of Education (CIE). Credit: Catholic Institute of Education (CIE)

Action Needed amid Increased Rape, Teenage Pregnancies in South Africa: Catholic Entity

Aug 28, 2021

Reports of increased cases of rape and teenage pregnancies in South Africa are a cause for concern for officials of the Catholic Institute of Education (CIE) who are calling for an “urgent response” to address the crisis. 

The Apostolic South Africa's Diocese of Mariannhill and Archbishop Emeritus of Pretoria, William Slattery. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Take action now” against Environmental Degradation: South African Archbishop

Aug 27, 2021

A South African Archbishop has expressed concern over the destruction of the environment and called on the people of God in the country to take urgent action to mitigate the effects of degradation.

A poster announcing the Marriage Awareness campaign Weeks in South Africa. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Family is all we have, Catholic Bishop Says at Southern Africa’s Marriage Campaign Launch

Aug 23, 2021

Everything, except family, seems to have been taken away by the COVID-19 pandemic, a member of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has said at the launch of the marriage awareness campaign in the three-nation ecclesiastical region.

A poster for the Season of Creation. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Become Aware of “ecological, social degradation we are experiencing”: South African Bishop

Aug 23, 2021

Ahead of the month-long annual event dubbed Season of Creation, a South African Bishop has called on the people of God in the country to become aware of “ecological and social degradation” and take appropriate actions.

Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference logo. Credit: Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference

Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa Concerned about Violence in Mozambique: Peace Entity

Aug 22, 2021

The leadership of the peace entity of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), says that Catholic Bishops in the Southern African pastoral region are concerned that the insurgent attacks in Mozambique may have a terrible effect in the whole region if it remains untamed.

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International Catholic Entity Initiates Campaign against Euthanasia in South Africa

Aug 22, 2021

The African branch of the International Catholic activist organization, CitizenGo Africa, has initiated an online campaign to stop ongoing discussions about legalizing euthanasia in South Africa.