South Africa “is a hotspot for traffickers”, the Liaison Bishop for Migrants, Refugees, and Human Trafficking at the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has said, and called upon South Africans, especially the youth, to exercise vigilance.
Political leaders in South Africa have, for the longest time, blamed the country’s failures on the past apartheid regime, members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have said, and called on the South African government to stop looking for excuses for the ailing country.
Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have lauded the steady growth of the Catholic Church in the countries making up the conference, noting that many good quality services in education, health, and in other institutions within the region are provided by the Catholic church.
Racial divisions are still evident in the Church in South Africa, members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have said, decrying the failure of some Catholics in South Africa to embrace their diverse races and cultures.
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.
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Mthatha in South Africa has urged Priests to celebrate their 10 years of Priesthood with modesty and to desist from spending a lot of effort in organizing huge celebrations.
The President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has expressed concern about what he refers to as a weakness of the institutions of the three-nation conference, noting that most of them have died and that the remaining one is in a “precarious” condition.
Criminal gangs and mafias have taken control of South Africa and are wreaking havoc against innocent civilians, the President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has said.
South Africa’s Department of Justice has invited public comment on the “Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Bill 2022”, which seeks to decriminalize sex work, a move that Catholic activists in Africa say will lead to the exploitation of vulnerable women and children in the industry.
The Southern Africa Province (SAP) of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) climate justice advocacy initiative dubbed “Heal the Earth Caravan of Hope” is aimed at “prioritizing marginalized communities most impacted by the effects of cyclones and tropical storms” in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, the Coordinator of the Jesuit Centre of Ecology and Development (JCED) has said.
The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) of South Africa’s Johannesburg (JHB) Archdiocese has embarked on a year-long “environmental justice” campaign under the theme, “Greening the Archdiocese of JHB”, an official has said.
The Catholic Bishop of South Africa’s Klerksdorp Diocese together with Theologians and anti-apartheid activists have called for another kairos Document to address the present “crisis” in the country.
The Bishop of Kimberley Catholic Diocese in South Africa has encouraged a newly ordained Priest to embrace Divine Mercy devotion in his Priestly ministry.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Peter John Holiday of the Catholic Diocese of Kroonstad in South Africa.
Officials of the South African Council of Churches (SACC) have welcomed Section 89 independent panel report, which followed investigations into financial crimes allegations laid on the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa.
The Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) is “concerned with the plight” of the victims of the September Jagersfontein mine dam mudslide.
The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality offer inspiration for the Church’s ministry of evangelization into the future, the Local Ordinary of Cape Town Archdiocese in South Africa has said.
Members of the South African Council of Churches (SACC) are calling for a renewal of what they describe as the society’s moral fiber, in a bid to address the “political quagmire” that they say the country has found itself in.
South Africa’s Bible Society recognition of Catholic Biblical Scholars for the translations of the Bible from ancient Biblical languages to African languages is “very significant” to the Catholic Church, a member of the Bible Society Sesotho Review Committee has said.
The Catholic Bishop of Mariannhill Diocese in South Africa is seeking to put into place “good budgeting policies” as a priority in view of sustaining his Episcopal See.