The June 16 encounter with Pope Francis during the Ad Limina visit of members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC) was a source of blessings, Bishop José Luís Gerardo Ponce de León of Eswatini’s Manzini Diocese, the only Catholic Diocese of the Southern African landlocked nation, has said.
The Bishop of Eswatini’s Manzini Diocese has bemoaned the killings of security officers in the Southern African Kingdom.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.