Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) are appealing for a ceasefire to the Israel-Palestine war and advocate for a “humane” solution to the violent conflict.
One of Stephen Cardinal Brislin’s tasks in Southern Africa will be to call leaders out when they deceive those they govern, the President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has said.
For the first time in the history of South Africa, the country will have two Cardinals after Cardinal-designate Stephen Brislin, the Archbishop of Cape Town, is elevated to the highest rank in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church.
The President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has highlighted 10 ways through which Bishops in the region can be closer to Priests they serve.
In South Africa, abortions are on the rise even though the vice is not being broadcast in public, the Bishop of South Africa’s Mthatha Diocese has said, and decried what he terms as “invisible abortions” in the country.
The President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC) has said that Catholic Bishops, just like Peter the Apostle, “are not perfect” in their Episcopal Ministry.
Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC) who include Bishops in Botswana, Eswatini, and South Africa have shared their insights on the role of the Clergy and the Laity on the second day of their ongoing Ad Limina visit.
The Catholic Bishop of Mthatha Diocese in South Africa has urged the leaders in the country to invest in rural areas, facilitating the establishment of industries there.
Pope Francis stands out for adopting a pastoral style of leadership, which has left the Church polarized, the Bishop of Mthatha in South Africa has said.
Pope Francis chose a name and followed it, assuming a life of simplicity like his prototype, the Bishop of Mthatha Diocese in South Africa has observed, and urged the people of God to be true to the meaning of their respective names in the example of the Holy Father.
The violence that has characterized health workers’ strike in South Africa contradicts the “oath to save lives” that medical practitioners take, the Catholic Bishop of the country’s Mthatha Diocese has said.
Initiatives towards enculturation in liturgy witness in the 1980s in Southern Africa eclipsed, Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of South Africa’s Umtata Diocese has been quoted as saying.
There is need for members of the Clergy and women and men Religious serving in countries that constitute the Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) to be available to young people, listening to them as they seek to surmount challenges of life, Bishop Sithembele Anton Sipuka has said.
Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have called on members of the government in South Africa to set aside political differences and put in place “more robust measures” to address the high cost of living, unemployment, and the gap between the rich and the poor that they say is widening.
A Catholic Bishop in South Africa has lamented rotating outage in the country, a situation that is characterized with the halting of electricity supply for non-overlapping periods of time over different parts of the Southern African nation.
A Catholic Bishop in South Africa has called on the new Local Ordinary of the country’s Kokstad Diocese to live his Episcopal ministry by giving hope to those “haunted by the mistakes and sins of the past.”
A South African Bishop has expressed concern about the “inhumane” manner in which Zimbabweans are being treated in the country since the South African government announced plans to stop the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) which was implemented in 2017 to regularize the stay of undocumented Zimbabweans.