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Ugandan-born Bishop Joseph Mary Kizito of Aliwal Diocese in South Africa. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop Urges Ugandans in South Africa to Be “here legally, learn local languages”

Jun 9, 2022

A Catholic Bishop in South Africa has called on Ugandan nationals to ensure they are living in the country legally and make every effort to integrate with natives, including learning local languages.

Bishop Joseph Mary Kizito with Secretaries General, Coordinators of Justice and Peace commissions, and persons responsible for migrants and refugees from eight countries of the Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA). Credit: Brend Gwasira, programs Officer

Catholic Bishop in South Africa Calls for “joint advocacy” in Countering Xenophobia

Feb 27, 2022

Bishop Joseph Mary Kizito of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC) has called for “joint advocacy” in countering xenophobic sentiments in South Africa.

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.

Officials of Caritas Aliwal in South Africa led by Bishop Joseph Kizito pose for a photo with some immigrant children in the Catholic Diocese/Credit: Bishop Joseph Kizito/ Caritas Aliwal North / Bishop Joseph Kizito/ Caritas Aliwal North

Relief as Diocese’s Five-Year Commitment to Stateless Children in South Africa Bears Fruit

Jul 8, 2021

The journey of South Africa’s Aliwal Diocese with child immigrants from neighboring Kingdom of Lesotho has been one of blood, sweat and tears.

The Sacred Heart Cathedral in South Africa's Aliwal Diocese/ Credit: Public Domain

Catholic Bishop in South Africa Renews “domestic worship” as Country Goes Back to Lockdown

Jul 2, 2021

The Bishop of South Africa’s Aliwal Diocese has asked families in the Catholic Diocese to go back to conducting worship in the safety of their homes following a fresh suspension of public worship in the country that is weighed down by COVID-19 infections and deaths.  

Bishop Joseph Kizito of South Africa's Aliwal North Diocese, Ugandan-born Bishop Joseph Kizito blessing the people of God at a past event / The Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC)

South African Diocese Launches Initiative to Bring People Back to Church after Lockdown

Feb 18, 2021

South Africa’s Aliwal Diocese is planning a five-week program on reflections that are aimed at bringing people back to Church after a protracted COVID-19 lockdown in the country.

Bishop Joseph Kizito of the Catholic Diocese of Aliwal in South Africa. / The Southern Cross

Diocese in South Africa to Use Palm Branches “from other years” for Ash Wednesday

Feb 14, 2021

The Catholic Diocese of Aliwal in South Africa has a variety of options for this year’s Ash Wednesday, including getting ashes from unused previous years’ palm branches.

Provide COVID-19 Vaccine Education to Dispel Fear, Bishop in South Africa Urges Government

Jan 7, 2021

There is no proper information on the COVID-19 vaccine that is set to be administered to South Africans to combat the coronavirus, which is fast spreading in the country, a Catholic Bishop in the country has said.