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”.
If unaddressed, various acts of violence in Eswatini, including the torching of private and public property, signals “very worse times lying ahead”, locals have told Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI).
The celebration of Easter commemorates the event that restored humanity’s image and likeness of God that had been established at creation and lost with the original sin, a Catholic Archbishop in South Africa has said.
An entity of the Catholic Bishops’ Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) in Lesotho is reaching out to migrants and refugees with information about “their legal requirements and their rights”.
The Catholic Bishop of South Africa’s Tzaneen Diocese, Bishop João Noé Rodrigues, has directed members of the Clergy to spearhead the prayer of the Holy Rosary in their respective communities in solidarity with the “suffering of Eastern Europe”.
The Catholic Missionary Nun who received the Order of the Star of Italy for her service among migrants and refugees in Southern Africa has said the award “is really humbling” and expressed gratitude to her collaborators in the ministry among the poor.
A Catholic Priest in South Africa serving as the Director of the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO), an office of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), has said that the proposed policy on quotas for foreign workers in South Africa opens up room for discrimination.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine disrespects “the sovereignty of each nation”, the spokesperson of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC), Archbishop Stephen Brislin, has said.
Church leaders in South Africa have expressed their “full support” for Pope Francis’ offer to arbitrate for an end to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Bishop Joseph Mary Kizito of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC) has called for “joint advocacy” in countering xenophobic sentiments in South Africa.
Those involved in the youth ministry of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have been urged to reach out to all young people in the Church irrespective of their membership in any Church sodality group.
The leadership of the Catholic Institute of Education (CIE) in South Africa is calling on security agencies in the country to look into the multiple cases of attacks on Principals and teachers in the Southern African nation.