A section of Catholics in West Africa who have actively participated in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality is advocating for the redefinition of Church values, the leadership of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Africa (RECOWA) has said.
The newly appointed Director of the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) has told ACI Africa that one of his commitments will be to make the resolutions of the 13th IMBISA plenary assembly a reality.
The Bishop of Eswatini’s Manzini Diocese has bemoaned the killings of security officers in the Southern African Kingdom.
The October 6-10 pastoral visit by the representative of the Holy Father to Eswatini shows how much the Apostolic Nuncio to the Southern African nation cares about the life of the people of God in every single Catholic Diocese, the Bishop of Manzini Diocese, the only Catholic Episcopal See in Eswatini, has said.
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.
The newly-elected leaders of the Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) will seek to focus on young people and their involvement in the activities of the Church during their three-year mandate, the new President has told ACI Africa in an interview.
Youth delegates who participated in the 13th Plenary Assembly of the Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) have appealed for representation at the forum that bring together those at the helm of Catholic Dioceses in Angola, Botswana, eSwatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, São Tomé and Príncipe, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
The planned 13th Plenary Assembly of the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) will focus on young people, the Director of the Secretariat has said.
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.
Members of Catholic Women Associations in the Inter-Regional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) are asking the leadership of the Episcopal Conferences in the region to work toward improving access to “Pope’s encyclicals or pastoral letters”.
The forum of the Catholic Bishops called The Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) is founded on a “search for communion”, an official of the nine-nation entity has said.
The report of a baseline pilot study in Zimbabwe’s Catholic Archdiocese of Harare indicates that many people in the Metropolitan See do not have enough knowledge to protect minors and other vulnerable people from abuses.
The people of God in Namibia are “looking forward” to hosting the Plenary Assembly of the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) later this year, a Catholic Bishop in the Southern African country has told ACI Africa in an interview.
The people of God in a Catholic Diocese in Botswana are finding it easy to fully participate in the ongoing Synod on Synodality conversations using the language they are most familiar with, the Local Ordinary of the Diocese has said.
Participants in the first meeting of Catholic University Rectors that brought together representatives from four Southern African countries of Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe earlier this week called for the creation of a regional forum, an official has told ACI Africa.
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.
The challenges single mothers face as members of the Church in the region covered by the Inter-regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) are among the topics of the ongoing Synod on Synodality, a Catholic Priest has said.
Catholic Church leaders within the Interregional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) have petitioned the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for the privilege to participate in the regional entity’s activities.
Displaced people who have undergone traumatic experiences in the embattled Cabo Delgado Province in Northern Mozambique are not receiving enough psychosocial support as attention is given to their other needs such as food and shelter, the Director of the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) Secretariat has said.
The cases of sexual abuse of minors constitute a “dark chapter” in the history of the Catholic Church, a Rector in South Africa has told ACI Africa in an interview.