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.
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.
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.
Jagersfontein community members affected by the mudslide reportedly triggered by the collapse of a tailings dam wall are devastated and traumatized, the Parish Priest of Kriste Morena Catholic Church of South Africa’s Bloemfontein Archdiocese who has been providing counseling and emotional support to the victims has said.
The Bishop overseeing the Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees department of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) is calling on the people of God in Botswana, Eswatini, and South Africa to give special attention to values that foster inclusivity to achieve integration of migrants and refugees in host communities.
Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have condoled with the people of God in Mozambique and the Church leadership following the killing of a member of the Comboni Missionary Sisters (CMS).
The Catholic Church is promoting fraternity between Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and locals in Northern Mozambique, the leadership of the Dennis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has said.
Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have called on members of the government in South Africa to set aside political differences and put in place “more robust measures” to address the high cost of living, unemployment, and the gap between the rich and the poor that they say is widening.
There is need for the Church in Africa to raise migration awareness and educate the people of God on the continent about the reality of leaving a native country in search of better opportunities elsewhere.
Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) are deliberating on the possibility of establishing a Missionary Commission aimed at creating awareness about “the missionary mandate of all the baptized”.
Church leaders in South Africa have bemoaned what they call “wanton disrespect for life” following the July 9 shootings at two taverns in South African towns some 500 kms apart that reportedly left at least 19 people killed and many more injured.
Ongoing workshops on migration in Southern Africa are addressing the plight of migrants and refugees in the African region, seeking “a coordinated and effective response” to the challenges people of the move face, a Catholic Priest has said.
The leadership of the Catholic peace foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has warned of renewed attacks in some parts of Cabo Delgado Province which had been considered safe by the Mozambican government.
Christian leaders under the auspices of the South African Council of Churches (SACC) have reacted to complaints about their silence over allegations of crime and misconduct against President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa have expressed their solidarity with the people of God of Ondo Diocese in Nigeria following the massacre of dozens of worshippers during Pentecost Sunday Eucharistic celebration at St. Francis Xavier Owo Parish.
A Catholic Bishop in South Africa has called on Ugandan nationals to ensure they are living in the country legally and make every effort to integrate with natives, including learning local languages.
Continued human rights violations in South Africa are as a result of a government that does not care and that fosters “the economy of exclusion”, a Catholic Church official has said.
There is need for “tight networking” that involves the sharing of information among stakeholders to bring an end to human trafficking, the Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has said.
Several indications have emerged that Nigeria is experiencing a genocide especially in the country’s Southeastern region where Fulani herdsmen are hacking Christians to death on a daily basis.
A Catholic Nun in South Africa has lauded the establishment of the Regional Conference of Major Superiors of Southern Africa (RCMSSA) and described the initiative as “a historic moment” for the Church in the region and “a dream come true”.