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Fr. Dr. Benedict Mosiuoa Makhata, a specialist in Trauma counselling in Lesotho. Credit: Sisters of Calvary- Botswana/ Facebook

Priest in Lesotho Addresses Misconceptions about Clergy, Religious Who Further Studies

Catholic Priests and women and men Religious who go back to class to further their studies in various fields are often misunderstood by members of their respective communities, a Catholic Priest in Lesotho who was recently awarded a doctorate has said.

Lesotho-based Sr. Juliet Lithemba of the Sisters of Charity of Ottawa who has recovered from COVID-19. Credit: World Health Organization (WHO) Lesotho

“We lost too many warriors in this battle”: Catholic Nun in Lesotho on COVID-19 Effects

A Catholic Nun ministering in Lesotho has, in a report, recounted the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the people of God in the Southern African kingdom noting that her community “lost too many warriors in this battle.”

The late Sebastian Koto Cardinal Khoarai of Lesotho/ Credit: IMBISA

Pope Francis Eulogizes Lesotho’s First-ever Cardinal as Promoter of Priestly Vocations

Pope Francis has paid tribute to the first-ever Cardinal in the Southern African nation of Lesotho, Sebastian Cardinal Koto Khoarai, remembering the Church leader who died April 17 aged 91 for his commitment to promoting vocations to the priesthood.

Lesotho's Sebastian Koto Cardinal Khoarai who dies on Saturday, April 17. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Late Cardinal of Lesotho “made our country known”, Cleric Says in Tribute

A member of the Clergy in Lesotho has , in his tribute to late Sebastian Cardinal Koto Khoarai, credited the first-ever Cardinal in the Southern African nation for bringing the country to the global arena.

Sr. Augustina (center) with students of Mazenod High School in Maseru, Lesotho. / African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC).

Skills from Leadership Program Behind African Nun’s Effective Administration: Testimony

With the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) indicating that the landlocked Southern African Kingdom faces challenges in enrollment and retention in secondary schools as well as a lack of school infrastructure, the leadership of ASEC notes that Sr. Augustina’s leadership is commendable.

Map showing Salesian Missionary presence across the globe.

Salesians’ Development Entity Highlights its COVID-19 Interventions in Africa

The leadership of Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) has, in a report shared with ACI Africa, provided an overview of some of COVID-19 interventions undertaken in various parts of the world, including Africa.

The late Archbishop Emeritus of Lesotho’s Maseru Archdiocese, Bernard Mohlalisi.

Southern Africa Bishops Eulogize Prelate Who Offered Apartheid Exiles “spiritual care”

Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa have eulogized the late Archbishop Emeritus of Lesotho’s Maseru Archdiocese, Bernard Mohlalisi, recalling with appreciation his pastoral service to the people of God in Lesotho and offering “hospitality and spiritual care” to exiled South Africans during the apartheid regime.

Lesotho-based Cleric Reflects on COVID-19 Challenges, Anticipates Reopening of Churches

A Priest in Lesotho has shared about the “unprecedented challenge” occasioned by COVID-19 preventive measures aimed at minimizing contagion.

Bishops in Lesotho with Pope Francis during their ad-limina visit in Rome.

Bishops in Lesotho Issue Guidelines for Reopening of Churches

Six weeks after the government of Lesotho lifted the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, Catholic Bishops in the landlocked Southern Africa nation have issued guidelines for the reopening of churches starting July 5.

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“You are missed,” Bishops Pen Letter to Laity in Botswana, Swaziland, South Africa

The members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have, in a pastoral letter, expressed solidarity with their laity who they say are experiencing stress owing to the COVID-19-related restrictions in Botswana, South Africa and Swaziland. 

Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane (left), Maesaiah Thabane (right) who got married to PM in a Catholic wedding, and the estranged wife of PM, the late Lipolelo Thabane (in picture) who was shot dead in 2017

Lesotho Prime Minister Murder Case Could Have Canon Law Consequences

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has been charged with the murder of his estranged former wife. The trial could also have an canonical consequence for Thabane and his second wife.

Bishops of Lesotho together with the Apostolic Nuncio (2nd left)  during their plenary session. / Radio Maria Lesotho/ Facebook

“We are concerned about the collapse of services”: Bishops in Lesotho

Catholic Bishops in Lesotho have raised concerns over the poor service delivery in their country, a situation they consider “a threat to society.”