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Bishop Sithembele Sipuka, First Vice President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM). Credit: Bishop Sithembele Sipuka

Catholic Bishops in Africa Urge Inclusion of Indigenous Communities in “climate discourse”

Jun 23, 2022

Catholic Bishops in Africa are calling for the incorporation of indigenous people in discussions on biodiversity and climate. 

Bishop Sithembele Sipuka, First Vice President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM). Credit: Bishop Sithembele Sipuka

Catholic Bishops in Africa Urge IMF, World Bank to Help Address Africa’s COVID-19 Recovery

Apr 21, 2022

Members of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) are calling on delegates attending the ongoing International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Spring meetings “to put in place viable plans for” African nations to recover from COVID-19 challenges. 

Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of South Africa's Mthatha Diocese/Credit: Bishop Sithembele Sipuka

Catholic Bishop in South Africa Urges Students to Integrate Religion and Science

Apr 3, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Umtata Diocese in South Africa has called on students to integrate religion and science.

Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of South Africa's Mthatha Diocese/Credit: Bishop Sithembele Sipuka

Southern Africa Bishops “deeply” Concerned about South Africa’s Planned Oil Exploration

Dec 15, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa have said they are “deeply” concerned about the planned exploration of oil and gas reserves in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. 

Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) with the Prime Minister of Eswatini. Credit: IMBISA

Make Efforts to Build “a peaceful, just” Eswatini: Regional Catholic Bishops to Premier

Oct 8, 2021

There is need for the people of God in the Kingdom of Eswatini to understand the severity of the instability in their nation and make conscious efforts to build “a peaceful and just society”, the leadership of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has said.   

Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of South Africa’s Mthatha Diocese and President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Unequal Care of Catholic Priests and Sisters is Gender Inequality: South African Bishop

Aug 31, 2021

One of the ways in which gender inequality manifests itself in the Church is the unequal care given to Catholic Priests and Religious Sisters, a South African Bishop has said.

Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of South Africa’s Mthatha Diocese and President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC). Credit: Courtesy Photo

“We should add our voice on call for accountability for violence”: South African Bishop

Aug 5, 2021

Catholic Church leaders in Southern Africa should call on the South Africa’s government to hold accountable the perpetrators of last month’s riots that started after former President Jacob Zuma handed himself over to police, the Bishop at the helm of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference  (SACBC) has said. 

Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of the Catholic Diocese of Umtata in South Africa

"We need to find each other, work together" in fighting COVID-19: South African Bishop

Apr 22, 2020

A Bishop in South Africa is calling on the people of God to come together in the fight against COVID-19 in his country where at least 3,465 cases have been confirmed, the highest number in Africa.