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Catholic Church in Eswatini

President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, and King Mswati. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Peace Entity Says Eswatini Still Too Hostile for Meaningful Dialogue

May 21, 2022

Locals in Eswatini have expressed their dissatisfaction about the preparation for dialogue in the Southern African nation, with some telling Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), that the country is still too hostile for any meaningful dialogue to end the ongoing protests.

Representatives of Christian leaders in Eswatini under the auspices of the Council of Swaziland Churches (CSC). Credit: Council of Swaziland Churches (CSC)

Churches in Swaziland Decry Authorities’ Excessive Use of Force in Protracted Conflict

May 20, 2022

The Council of Swaziland Churches (CSC) has decried alleged incidences of brutality by authorities in the Southern African nation that is experiencing unrest amid calls for democracy.

Credit: Fr. Rampe Hlobo

Church in Eswatini in Right Direction on “pastoral care for migrants, refugees”: Jesuit

May 7, 2022

Initiatives the Catholic Church in Eswatini is taking to reach out to migrants and refugees in the one-Diocese Southern African nation are steps in the right direction, a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) has said.

Official logo of the Synod on Synodality. Credit: Vatican Media

Catholic Diocese in Eswatini Conducting Home Visits to Boost Participation in Synod

May 4, 2022

The team tasked with facilitating participation in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality in Eswatini’s Catholic Diocese of Manzini is conducting home visits to the people of God in the Diocese to encourage conversations on the Synod.

Protesting of the students at the entrance of the University of Swaziland. Credit: DHPI

Catholic Peace Entity Says Arson Across Eswatini signals “very worse times lying ahead”

Apr 20, 2022

If unaddressed, various acts of violence in Eswatini, including the torching of private and public property, signals “very worse times lying ahead”, locals have told Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI).

Representatives of Christian leaders in Eswatini under the auspices of the Council of Swaziland Churches (CSC). Credit:  Council of Swaziland Churches (CSC)

Church Leaders in Eswatini Lament “culture of mistrust, intolerance” amid Challenges

Apr 9, 2022

Representatives of Christian leaders in Eswatini under the auspices of the Council of Swaziland Churches (CSC) are concerned about “a new culture of mistrust and intolerance” that they say is emerging in the landlocked Southern African nation amid national challenges. 

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.