Protracted violent conflicts in African countries has brought about the phenomenon of “stateless children” on the continent, the Catholic Archbishop of Johannesburg in South Africa has said.
South Africans risk receiving a taste of their own medicine in the future should they continue mistreating migrants and refugees who have settled in the country, a Catholic Archbishop in the country has warned.
The violence that has characterized health workers’ strike in South Africa contradicts the “oath to save lives” that medical practitioners take, the Catholic Bishop of the country’s Mthatha Diocese has said.
Corrane settlement camp that is hosting people who have been displaced by violence in Cabo Delgado province has left the host community more impoverished than the victims of war themselves, a report by Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) has revealed.
The alleged suspension of food aid to the Corrane settlement for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mozambique’s Nampula province could be a strategy to force those who have been displaced by violence to go back home, the Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has been told.
Political leaders in South Africa have, for the longest time, blamed the country’s failures on the past apartheid regime, members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have said, and called on the South African government to stop looking for excuses for the ailing country.
Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa have joined the Local Ordinary of Manzini in Eswatini in condemning the murder of Thulani Maseko, a human rights lawyer in the Southern African Eswatini: Activist Thulani Maseko shot dead at his home | AfricanewsKingdom.
Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have lauded the steady growth of the Catholic Church in the countries making up the conference, noting that many good quality services in education, health, and in other institutions within the region are provided by the Catholic church.
Racial divisions are still evident in the Church in South Africa, members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have said, decrying the failure of some Catholics in South Africa to embrace their diverse races and cultures.
Initiatives towards enculturation in liturgy witness in the 1980s in Southern Africa eclipsed, Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of South Africa’s Umtata Diocese has been quoted as saying.
The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Mthatha in South Africa has urged Priests to celebrate their 10 years of Priesthood with modesty and to desist from spending a lot of effort in organizing huge celebrations.
The President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has expressed concern about what he refers to as a weakness of the institutions of the three-nation conference, noting that most of them have died and that the remaining one is in a “precarious” condition.
Criminal gangs and mafias have taken control of South Africa and are wreaking havoc against innocent civilians, the President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has said.
Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) gathering for their Plenary Assembly at St. John Vianney National Major Seminary in the Archdiocese of Pretoria in South Africa have been urged to endeavor to “advance the mission of evangelization” in their deliberations.
The Catholic charity foundations, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), and Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, have condemned the Sunday, January 15 attack on Sts. Peter and Paul Kaffin Koro Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Minna in Nigeria in which the Parish Priest was killed and his Assistant left in critical condition.
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.