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Catholic Commission in Mozambique to Shift Attention to Migrants in Planned Workshops

Sep 24, 2022

After the 2014 launch of a national campaign to raise awareness about the scourge of human trafficking in Mozambique, the Episcopal Commission for Migrants, Refugees and Displaced Persons (CEMIRDE) of the Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM) will hold workshops on human trafficking during the month of October in South Africa, an official has said.

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Catholic Church in South Africa Offering Counseling, Emotional Support to Mudslide Victims

Sep 20, 2022

Jagersfontein community members affected by the mudslide reportedly triggered by the collapse of a tailings dam wall are devastated and traumatized, the Parish Priest of Kriste Morena Catholic Church of South Africa’s Bloemfontein Archdiocese who has been providing counseling and emotional support to the victims has said.

The Secretary General of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), Fr. Hugh O'Connor. Credit: SACBC

Southern Africa’s Synodal Process an Opportunity to Discuss “new way of being”: Official

Sep 19, 2022

The Secretary General of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has said that the Synodal process in the three countries of the Conference, Botswana, Eswatini, and South Africa, allowed people an opportunity to gather together to discuss “a new way of being”.

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King Charles III Should Follow “in the footsteps of his mother”: South African Cardinal

Sep 16, 2022

The Cardinal in South Africa has underlined the need for new King of the United Kingdom to follow in the footsteps of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who passed on September 8.

Archbishop Dabula Anthony Mpako of Pretoria Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

South African Archbishop Lauds Christian Brothers for Instilling “life values” in Learners

Sep 11, 2022

The Archbishop of Pretoria Archdiocese in South Africa has lauded members of the Congregation of Christian Brothers (CFC) for not only imparting academic lessons but also teaching “life values” to those enrolled in their learning institutions.

Bishops Robert Mphiwe, Bishop Antanasio Canira and Bishop Joseph Kizito. SACBC/IMBISA Cross Border Conference with CEMIRDE delegation. Lumko  Conference Centre, Benoni, Johannesburg, South Africa. Credit: ACI Africa

South African Catholic Bishop Calls for “new pastoral model” in Reaching Out to Migrants

Sep 10, 2022

The Catholic Bishop at the helm of South Africa’s Rustenburg Diocese has called for a “new pastoral model” in assisting migrants in his Episcopal See and in the country.

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale during the Ministry and Vocations Fair marking the Archdiocesan phase of the World Meeting of Families. Credit: ACI Africa

Denounce “crimes against women, children” in Families, Archbishop Urges South Africans

Sep 8, 2022

There is need to denounce and expose persons behind violence in families, including “crimes against women and children,” the Catholic Archbishop of South Africa’s Johannesburg Archdiocese has said.

Be “an example the whole flock can follow”: Archbishop in South Africa to New Bishop

Sep 5, 2022

The newly consecrated Auxiliary Bishop of South Africa’s Pretoria Archdiocese has been encouraged to live his Episcopal Ministry in a manner that inspires the people of God.

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale of South Africa’s Johannesburg Archdiocese. Credit: SACBC

Avoid “personality clashes”: Catholic Archbishop in South Africa to Priests and Deacons

Sep 1, 2022

There is need to foster for mutual respect and collaboration between Deacons and Priests in the Catholic Church, shunning “personality clashes” the Archbishop of South Africa’s Johannesburg Archdiocese has said.

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Social Media a Factor in “mental health issues” Among South Africa’s Youth: Pastoral Agent

Aug 31, 2022

Regular access to social media forums is a factor in mental health challenges among the youth in South Africa’s Ennerdale Parish of the Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg, the pastoral agent for the Mental Health Ministry (MHM) has said.

Bishop Joseph Mary Kizito o South Africa's  Aliwal Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Educate Youth about Migration: Bishop in South Africa to Migrants’ Home Countries

Aug 27, 2022

There need for countries where migrants come from to educate young people about migration, the Bishop overseeing the Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees department of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has said. 

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Catholic Church in South Africa Seeking Justice for Victims of Corporate Abuse

Aug 25, 2022

The Justice and Peace Commission of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) is working to ensure that victims of human rights violations perpetrated by powerful multinational corporations in the country get justice.

Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale during the Ministry and Vocations Fair marking the Archdiocesan phase of the World Meeting of Families. Credit: ACI Africa

Seek Mary’s Intercession to End “scourge of oppressing women”: Archbishop in South Africa

Aug 23, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop of South Africa’s Johannesburg Archdiocese has called on the people of God in his Episcopal See to seek the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary to end violence against women, “especially by those who claim to love them”.

SACBC President, Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of Mthatha Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Bishops Call for “more robust measures” to Address South Africa’s Cost of Living

Aug 11, 2022

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.

Fr. Mike Lewis SJ, the Chairman of the National Professional Conduct Committee at the plenary meeting of the SACBC. Credit: SACBC

Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa Deliberating Creation of “Missionary Commission”

Aug 4, 2022

Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) are deliberating on the possibility of establishing a Missionary Commission aimed at creating awareness about “the missionary mandate of all the baptized”.

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Rise in Crime in South Africa Impeding Service to Refugee Women, Children: Catholic Nun

Aug 2, 2022

The rise in levels of crime in South Africa is impeding the efforts of a Catholic entity in the Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg to reach out to refugee women and children, a Catholic Nun has said. 

Newly Established Pretoria Archdiocesan Commission for Caritas, Migrants and Refugees. Credit: ACI Africa

Stop Working in Silos, Archbishop in South Africa Urges Pastoral Agents

Jul 29, 2022

The Catholic Archbishop at South Africa’s Pretoria Archdiocese has urged pastoral agents in his Metropolitan See to stop working in silos, and instead operate in “a coordinated manner” to optimally reach out to the needy.

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Catholic Women in South Africa Promoting Rainwater Harvesting amid Scarcity

Jul 28, 2022

As parts of South Africa face water scarcity, a group of lay Catholic women led by a retired nurse are running rainwater harvesting projects to promote access to water by rural communities served by the Archdiocese of Pretoria.

Bishop Stanislaw Dziuba of South Africa's Umzimkulu Diocese. Credit: IMBISA

Bishops in South Africa Urged to Create “parish” Caritas to Enhance “authentic charity”

Jul 25, 2022

There is need for Catholic Bishops in South Africa to establish Caritas offices at the level of Parishes in their respective Episcopal Sees, a Bishop in the country has said.

Mons. Masilo John Selemela, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Pretoria in South Africa on 16 July 2022. Credit: Archdiocese of Pretoria

Bishop-elect in South Africa Pledges to Assist Archbishop in “realizing pastoral plan”

Jul 21, 2022

The newly appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Pretoria in South Africa has said he will strive to assist the Local Ordinary of the South African Metropolitan See realize the pastoral plan that was launched in June.