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Latest stories: Klerksdorp diocese

Poster announcing the Feast Day of Blessed Benedict Daswa / Diocese of Tzaneen/ South Africa

South Africa’s Blessed Daswa “a model for us to follow, imitate”: Bishop on Feast Day

A Bishop in South Africa has, in a reflection on the Feast Day of Blessed Benedict Daswa, the country’s first potential saint, termed him a model that the people of God can “follow and imitate.”

Heritage Day, celebrated every September 24 in South Africa. /

Corruption “the number one threat to our heritage”: South African Prelate

Ahead of the annual Heritage Day celebration in South Africa, a Catholic Prelate in the country has reflected on the level of graft and expressed the fear that corruption was becoming the first threat to the nation’s heritage. 

Logo Women's Month 2020 /

South African Prelate Encourages Training of Female Theologians in Women’s Month Message

A Catholic Bishop in South Africa has lauded women who assume ministerial roles in the absence of their Clergy and urged the Church in the Southern African country to find ways of encouraging more women to take up leadership positions in the Church, including enrolling for theology classes.

Bishop Victor Phalana of South Africa’s Klerksdorp Diocese. /

“We cry (over) looting in South Africa, repressions in Zimbabwe”: South African Prelate

A Catholic Bishop in South Africa has, in a Facebook post, decried looting of public research in South Africa and abuse of office through “repressions” in neighboring Zimbabwe, cautioning that the situation is “becoming worse and worse.”

Late Bishop Patrick Zithulele Mvemve, Bishop Emeritus of Klerksdorp Diocese in South Africa who died Monday, July 6, 2020 / Bishop Victor Phalana of Klerksdorp Diocese

South African Clergy, Laity Eulogize Late Bishop as "servant leader, second chance Bishop"

Clergy and the lay faithful in South Africa have paid glowing tributes to the late Bishop Patrick Zithulele Mvemve who was, until his resignation in April 2013, the Local Ordinary of South Africa’s Klerksdorp Diocese, remembering him as a “servant leader (and) Bishop of the second chance” who “loved sodalities.” 

Archbishop Stephen Brislin of Cape Town, South Africa. /

“It is unwise to open churches at this time for public worship”: South African Archbishop

Days after two Local Ordinaries in South Africa announced the postponement of the reopening of churches in their jurisdictions, the Archbishop of Cape Town has also made a similar announcement, saying it is unwise to gather amid increasing COVI-19 infections in the country.

South Africa’s Durban and Klerksdorp Dioceses Postpone Reopening of Churches

Days after the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa announced the possible resumption of public worship beginning June 1, a move the Catholic Bishops in the country supported, the Archbishop of Durban and the Bishop of Klerksdorp diocese have decided to postpone the reopening of the places of worship in their respective jurisdictions to allow for adequate preparations, including awareness workshops for Priests.

Kobe Bryant with 13-year-old daughter, Gianna who died alongside seven others in a helicopter crash on Sunday, January, 26, 2020 in  in Calabasas, California. /

African Clergy, Religious, Laity Pay Tribute to Basketball Superstar Kobe Bryant

A day after the sudden and unexpected death of the basketball superstar Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna and seven others, a section of clergy, religious, and lay Catholic faithful in Africa have, amid shock and disbelief, paid glowing tribute to the 41-year-old retired NBA player, expressing appreciation for his talent, for being a role model to many, and for practicing his Catholic.

Belgian Missionary Fr. Joseph Hollander, a member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) who was ministering in South Africa murdered on January 12, 2020 / Bishop of Klerksdorp Diocese

Suspected Murderer of Belgian Priest in South Africa “well known to him”

The young man suspected to have murdered a missionary priest who was engaged in parish ministry in South Africa’s diocese of Klerksdorp last week was well known to the late cleric, has already been arraigned in court over the killing and is set to be presented to the court again “to apply for bail,” ACI Africa has been told.