Advertisement

SACBC

Credit: FS Provincial Government

Church in South Africa “concerned with plight” of Mudslide Victims, Urges Reparation

Nov 27, 2022

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.

Logo of the South African Council of Churches (SACC). Credit: South African Council of Churches (SACC)

Church Leaders in South Africa Decry “political quagmire”, Call for Faith “rejuvenation”

Nov 1, 2022

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. 

Bishop Sithembele Anton Sipuka of South Africa's Mthatha Diocese. Credit: SACBC

Be Available to Youth “in these trying times”: South African Bishop to Clergy, Religious

Oct 2, 2022

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.

Credit: FS Provincial Government

Catholic Church in South Africa Offering Counseling, Emotional Support to Mudslide Victims

Sep 20, 2022

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.

Ugandan-born Bishop Joseph Mary Kizito of Aliwal Diocese in South Africa. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Foster Inclusivity for Integration of Migrants in Host Communities: Bishop in South Africa

Sep 13, 2022

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. 

Late Sr. Maria De Coppi. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishops in Southern Africa Condole with Mozambican Church Following Murder of Comboni Nun

Sep 7, 2022

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). 

Some internally displaced persons at Paquitequete beach in Pemba Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Church Fostering Fraternity between IDPs, Locals in Mozambique: Catholic Peace Entity

Aug 31, 2022

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.

SACBC President, Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of Mthatha Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Bishops Call for “more robust measures” to Address South Africa’s Cost of Living

Aug 11, 2022

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.

Credit: SACBC

Church in Africa Needs to Create Awareness on Migration: Catholic Bishop in South Africa

Aug 5, 2022

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. 

Fr. Mike Lewis SJ, the Chairman of the National Professional Conduct Committee at the plenary meeting of the SACBC. Credit: SACBC

Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa Deliberating Creation of “Missionary Commission”

Aug 4, 2022

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”.

Logo of the South African Council of Churches (SACC). Credit: South African Council of Churches (SACC)

Church Leaders in South Africa Bemoan “disrespect for human life” after Taverns Shootings

Jul 12, 2022

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.

Fr. Rampe Hlobo who serves in the Migrants and Refugees Office of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC). Credit: Fr. Rampe Hlobo/Facebook

Workshops on Migration in Southern Africa Addressing Plight of Migrants: Official

Jun 24, 2022

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.

A village in Mozambique. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Peace Entity Warns of “full-scale resumption of the war” in Northern Mozambique

Jun 19, 2022

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.

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Credit: cogta.gov.za

Church Leaders in South Africa Explain Their “silence” Over Allegations against President

Jun 12, 2022

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.

Credit: SACBC

“Your pain is our pain,” Bishops in Southern Africa Condole with Ondo Diocese in Nigeria

Jun 9, 2022

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.

Ugandan-born Bishop Joseph Mary Kizito of Aliwal Diocese in South Africa. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholic Bishop Urges Ugandans in South Africa to Be “here legally, learn local languages”

Jun 9, 2022

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.

Fr. Stanslaus Muyebe. Credit: www.polity.org.za

Church Official in South Africa Faults Government for Protracted Human Rights Violations

Jun 6, 2022

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. 

Fr. Peter John Pearson. Credit: Sheila Pires

Catholic Priest in South Africa Calls for “tight networking” to End Human Trafficking

May 27, 2022

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.

Late Deborah Yakubu. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Southeastern Nigeria Facing “worst genocide world has ever seen”, Catholic Charity Warns

May 26, 2022

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.

Credit: ACI Africa

Launch of Superiors’ Conference of Southern Africa “a historic moment for church”: Nun

May 21, 2022

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”.