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Latest stories: Archdiocese of Durban

South Africa's Wilfrid Cardinal Napier of the Archdiocese of Durban during the Solemnity of St. Joseph Spouse of Mary Mother of God. / Parish of St. Joseph, Morningside

Our “Josephs” Not Playing Their Roles, South Africa’s Cardinal on Solemnity of St. Joseph

The Archbishop of South Africa’s Durban Archdiocese has said that the abuse in society can partly be blamed on men he refers to as the “modern Josephs” who, he further says, are not playing the role for which they were created.

Wilfrid Cardinal Napier / Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC)

Cardinal in South Africa Appointed Apostolic Administrator of Country’s Eshowe Diocese

Pope Francis has appointed the Archbishop of Durban in South Africa, Wilfrid Cardinal Napier, as the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Eshowe.

Late Archbishop Abel Gabuza. / Courtesy Photo

Late South African Archbishop’s Disposition “was that of Yes, similar to Mary”: Bishop

The disposition of the late Archbishop Abel Gabuza has been likened to that of the Blessed Virgin Mary who said “Yes” to God’s call, accepting and consenting to the will of God for her life.

Late Archbishop Abel Gabuza who succumbed to COVID-19-related complications Sunday, January 17 aged 65. /

South Africans Pay Glowing Tribute to Late Archbishop, Say His Death “a tremendous loss”

South Africans have paid glowing tribute to late Archbishop Abel Gabuza who succumbed to COVID-19-related complications Sunday, January 17 aged 65.

Archbishop Abel Gabuza, Coadjutor Archbishop of Durban currently battling COVID-19 in ICU in the hospital. /

South Africa's Cardinal Seeking Spiritual Solidarity with Archbishop in ICU for COVID-19

The Archbishop of South Africa’s Durban Archdiocese, Wilfrid Cardinal Napier, is appealing for spiritual solidarity with Archbishop Abel Gabuza who is in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with the second strain of COVID-19.

Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of South Africa’s Durban Archdiocese. /

Study Demonstrates Plight of Child-Headed Families in South Africa’s Durban Archdiocese

The leadership of the Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of South Africa’s Durban Archdiocese has, in a research report, highlighted the plight of child-headed households (CHHs) in the Church’s jurisdiction.

Archbishop Abel Gabuza, Coadjutor Archbishop of Durban, South Africa. /

COVID-19 Crisis “a particular prophetic moment in our lives”: South African Prelate

A Prelate in South Africa has, in a reflection about COVID-19 in the country, described the situation of the pandemic as “a particular prophetic moment in our lives,” which calls for the fostering of the three theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity. 

Wilfrid Fox Cardinal Napier, Archbishop of Durban and President of Caritas South Africa. /

Win for Poor “self-esteem, self-respect”: South African Cardinal to Caritas Coordinators

A South African Cardinal has urged Coordinators of the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops in the country, Caritas South Africa, to be bold in addressing the plight of the poor in the 22-diocese nation and “win for them self-esteem and self-respect.” 

Archbishop Stephen Brislin of Cape Town, South Africa. /

“It is unwise to open churches at this time for public worship”: South African Archbishop

Days after two Local Ordinaries in South Africa announced the postponement of the reopening of churches in their jurisdictions, the Archbishop of Cape Town has also made a similar announcement, saying it is unwise to gather amid increasing COVI-19 infections in the country.

South Africa’s Durban and Klerksdorp Dioceses Postpone Reopening of Churches

Days after the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa announced the possible resumption of public worship beginning June 1, a move the Catholic Bishops in the country supported, the Archbishop of Durban and the Bishop of Klerksdorp diocese have decided to postpone the reopening of the places of worship in their respective jurisdictions to allow for adequate preparations, including awareness workshops for Priests.

Blessed Benedict Daswa. Beatified on February 2, 1990. /

Blessed Benedict Daswa “calling us to conversion”: South African Prelate

At the 30th anniversary of the martyrdom of Blessed Benedict Daswa, South Africa’s first potential saint, a Church leader in the country has challenged Christians to heed to the challenge by the Blessed, to convert to Jesus Christ and His Gospel.