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Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale, a member of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) - Religions for Peace Multi-Religious Council of Leaders. Credit: IMBISA

On World Refugee Day, South African Archbishop Calls on Host Nations to Be “welcoming”

Jun 21, 2022

On annual World Refugee Day observed on June 20, the Catholic Archbishop of Johannesburg in South Africa has called on host nations to incorporate international laws in their policies about refugees and foster “practices of welcoming” them.

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale of South Africa's Johannesburg Archdiocese. Credit: Sacred Photos ZA/Sheldon Reddiar

Need “to repair broken families” Highlight in South African Synodal Process: Archbishop

May 15, 2022

The need to bring stability in family life, repairing families that are “broken”, is among the highlights of the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality in South Africa’s Johannesburg Archdiocese, Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale has said.

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale, addressing members of the Multi-Religious Council of Leaders during an online roundtable discussion. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Religious Leaders in South Africa Urged to Work with State Agencies to End “statelessness”

May 14, 2022

Religious leaders in South Africa need to “create personal relationships” with the country’s Department of Home Affairs that handles immigration issues to address the plight of migrants and refugees, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has said.

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale of South Africa's Johannesburg Archdiocese. Credit: Sacred Photos ZA/Sheldon Reddiar

At Easter, Humanity is “restored to image, likeness of God”: Archbishop in South Africa

Apr 17, 2022

The celebration of Easter commemorates the event that restored humanity’s image and likeness of God that had been established at creation and lost with the original sin, a Catholic Archbishop in South Africa has said.

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale of South Africa's Johannesburg Archdiocese. Credit: SACBC

Theme of Synodality “breath of fresh air” to Migrants, Refugees: South African Archbishop

Mar 17, 2022

The theme of the Synod on Synodality is a relief for those on the move including the refugees and migrants for they have a chance to participate and be heard, a Catholic Archbishop in South Africa has said.

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale of South Africa's Johannesburg Archdiocese. Credit: Sacred Photos ZA/Sheldon Reddiar

Catholic Archbishop in South Africa Says Late Anglican Archbishop was Courageous Leader

Jan 13, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of South Africa’s Johannesburg Archdiocese has described the late Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu as a courageous leader who fought for the rights of the vulnerable in society.

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale of South Africa's Johannesburg Archdiocese. Credit: SACBC

Consider Refugees, Migrants “new missionary territory,” South African Archbishop Says

Jan 1, 2022

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”.

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale of South Africa's Johannesburg Archdiocese. Credit: SACBC

Create Migrant, Refugee Offices in Parishes, South African Catholic Archbishop Proposes

Dec 31, 2021

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.