The Apostolic Nuncio in South Africa has urged the people of God in the Southern African countries to look at the Synod on Synodality as a type of “council meeting”, which is “pastoral in nature”, and not some kind of parliamentary discussion.
A South African Bishop has expressed concern about the “inhumane” manner in which Zimbabweans are being treated in the country since the South African government announced plans to stop the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) which was implemented in 2017 to regularize the stay of undocumented Zimbabweans.
The Catholic Archbishop of South Africa’s Johannesburg Archdiocese has described the late Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu as a courageous leader who fought for the rights of the vulnerable in society.
Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa have said they are “deeply” concerned about the planned exploration of oil and gas reserves in South Africa’s Eastern Cape.
Military personnel serving in Cameroon’s Northwestern part have been accused of destroying civilians’ crops and using them as “human shields” to protect themselves against the separatist fighters in the country’s embattled Anglophone regions.
Representatives of the Fellowship of Christian Councils of Southern Africa (FOCCISA) who were on a four-day solidarity pastoral visit to the Kingdom of Eswatini have gathered that the people of God in the country are going through “a very painful and traumatizing period” due to the ongoing unrest.
The Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of South Africa’s Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg is proposing the engagement of unemployed young people in the country to oversee future elections in the country by giving them various positions in the electoral process.
The leadership of the Catholic peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), is concerned that more Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are arriving in Nampula, a city in Northeastern Mozambique amid reports that peace is returning in the embattled Cabo Delgado Province in the North.
If any planned dialogue toward an end to the growing instability in Eswatini is to result in “an acceptable agreement,” there is need for the parties in conflict to engage notable “negotiators and mediators”, a Catholic Bishop in South Africa has said.
The leadership of the Catholic charity and peace foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has expressed concerns about the protracted political instability characterized by demonstrations and violence in Eswatini.
Catholic Bishops in Africa are among the dozens of Church leaders who have petitioned the intergovernmental forum of 19 countries and the European Union (EU) – the G20 – ahead of its meeting later this month “to keep fossil fuels in the ground”.
Eligible voters in South Africa have been urged to vote at the forthcoming municipal elections according to their conscience.
Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) are calling on the government of Eswatini to listen to the cry of the people and to phase out absolute monarchy, which has been blamed for the violence and insecurity in the country.
There is need to interrogate cultural approaches to widowhood in South Africa view of rooting out traditions that are at odds with the teaching of the Church, a Catholic Priest has said.
Photographs taken by Catholic Peace and charity foundation Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) on various streets of Mocimboa da Praia, a town in Northern Mozambique, suggest that life is returning to the town that has been under the control of insurgents belonging to Al Sunnah wa Jama’ah for months.
There is need for the people of God in the Kingdom of Eswatini to understand the severity of the instability in their nation and make conscious efforts to build “a peaceful and just society”, the leadership of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has said.
Some three months after police in the Kingdom of Eswatini violently suppressed pro-democracy protests, a delegation from the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has started on a five-day “solidarity and pastoral visit” to the country.
The need for spouses to take “personal responsibility” in their marriage relationship amid situations of misunderstanding has been underscored at the ongoing marriage awareness campaign.
A Catholic Archbishop in South Africa has cautioned married couples and those considering marriage against selfishness and jealousy, describing both emotions as toxic to any relationship.
Procreation is not the only reason behind marriage, a Catholic Priest in South Africa has said at the ongoing marriage awareness campaign of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC).