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Archdiocese of Pretoria.

Southern Africa’s Pastoral Plan to Provide Context for Planned Pretoria Diocesan Synod

The Pastoral Plan of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) that was launched at the beginning of this year is set to offer the context under which the planned one-year Diocesan Synod of South Africa’s Pretoria Archdiocese will be held, the leadership of the Archdiocese has said.

A Poster of the New Pastoral Plan for the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC). / SACBC FaceBook page

New Pastoral Plan Expected to Restore Lost Glory in Botswana, Eswatini, South Africa

The newly-launched pastoral plan of the Southern Africa Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) is expected to be “a light in darkness” for Botswana, Eswatini and South Africa, to guide the three countries on the path of evangelization in contemporary times, and possibly redeem the people of God there from economic instability, corruption and social evils to become, once again, “the model and envy of the world,” a section of SACBC members have said.

Bishop Sithembele Anton Sipuka of Umtata Diocese, South Africa, President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC)

Why the Southern Africa Bishops’ New Pastoral Plan is Important

As the Church leaders in Botswana, South Africa, and Swaziland prepare to officially launch their new Pastoral Plan this Sunday, January 26, the President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) that brings together the three countries, Bishop Sithembele Sipuka has explained why the new pastoral plan, which will replace the one that has guided evangelization activities of the Church in the region for the last 30 years, is important.

A Poster of the New Pastoral Plan for the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC). / SACBC FaceBook page

Church in Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland Set to Unveil a New Pastoral Plan

The Church in Southern Africa is set to launch a new pastoral plan that will replace the one that has guided evangelization activities in the countries of Botswana, South Africa and Swaziland for the last 30 years.