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Bishop José Luis Ponce de León of Eswatini's Manzini Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishop in Eswatini Bemoans Killings of Police, Reiterates Call for “national dialogue”

Oct 22, 2022

The Bishop of Eswatini’s Manzini Diocese has bemoaned the killings of security officers in the Southern African Kingdom.

Bishop José Luis Ponce de León of Eswatini's Manzini Diocese. Credit: Vatican Media

Apostolic Nuncio’s Visit an Expression of “care for each diocese”: Bishop in Eswatini

Oct 17, 2022

The October 6-10 pastoral visit by the representative of the Holy Father to Eswatini shows how much the Apostolic Nuncio to the Southern African nation cares about the life of the people of God in every single Catholic Diocese, the Bishop of Manzini Diocese, the only Catholic Episcopal See in Eswatini, has said.

Destroyed Library of St. Elizabeth Primary School. Credit: Manzini Diocese/Facebook

Catholic Bishop of Manzini, Eswatini, Visits “petrol bombed” Primary School Library, Prays

Apr 6, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Manzini, the only Diocese in the Kingdom of Eswatini, has visited St. Elizabeth Primary School after the institution’s library was reportedly “petrol bombed” on Monday, April 4.

Bishop José Luis Ponce de León (left) follow a presentation during the IMBISA Standing Committee meeting. Credit: IMBISA

Eswatini Awaiting State Directives on National Dialogue to Address Unrest: Catholic Bishop

Mar 24, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Manzini, the only Diocese in the Kingdom of Eswatini, has said citizens are waiting for the government and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to give directives on when and how a national dialogue aimed at realizing peace in the country will be held.

Some members of the IMBISA Standing Committee. Credit: Manzini Diocese

Regional Bishops Pay “solidarity, pastoral visit” to Eswatini after Pro-democracy Protests

Oct 7, 2021

Some three months after police in the Kingdom of Eswatini violently suppressed pro-democracy protests, a delegation from the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has started on a five-day “solidarity and pastoral visit” to the country.

Bishop José Luis Ponce de León of Eswatini's Manzini Diocese. Credit: Vatican Media

Catholic Bishop of Eswatini’s Manzini Diocese Decries Lack of Closure to Country’s Protest

Sep 7, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of Manzini, the only Diocese in the Kingdom of Eswatini, has expressed concern over the situation of ambiguity in the country following recent pro-democracy protests that turned violent.

Bishop José Luis Ponce de León handing over the Pope's donation to the administration of the Good Shepherd Catholic Mission Hospital of Eswatini’s lone Diocese, Manzini. Credit: Manzini Diocese/Facebook

Pope Francis Donates Medical Equipment to Catholic Hospital Battling COVID-19 in Eswatini

Aug 16, 2021

Pope Francis has donated medical equipment to the Good Shepherd Catholic Mission Hospital of Eswatini’s lone Diocese, Manzini, to help in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.