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A poster announcing the Marriage Awareness campaign Weeks in South Africa. Credit: Courtesy Photo.

South African Archbishop Warns of Selfishness, Jealousy as Most Toxic Emotions in Marriage

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.

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Procreation Not “the only purpose of marriage”: South African Catholic Priest

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).

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Never Take Your Spouse for Granted, Catholic Bishop Warns in Marriage Awareness Campaign

The Catholic Bishop of South Africa’s Oudtshoorn Diocese has called upon married couples and those contemplating marriage to make a commitment to value their spouses and to stick by the commitment.

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Leadership of Peace Entity Condemns Targeting of Catholic Clergy in Cameroonian Conflict

The leadership of the peace and charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has expressed concern over the increased kidnapping of the Catholic Clergy in Cameroon, saying that the situation is terribly impacting the Church, which is working hard to restore peace in the Central African country.

Participants at the Thursday, September 2 session of the marriage awareness campaign by the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference. Credit: Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference

Catholic Priest in South Africa Urges Youth to Involve God in Choosing Marriage Partners

A Catholic Priest of South Africa’s Dundee Diocese has said that many marriages are breaking because God is never put in the picture especially when young people are choosing their life partners.

Wednesday, September 1 proceedings of the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET). Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute presented the situation of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique to the European lawmakers. Credit: European Parliament

Catholic Peace Entity Urges European Parliament to Ensure Proper Use of Aid to Mozambique

Catholic charity foundation, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has called on the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET) to ensure that funds availed to Mozambique to help in the fight against insurgents in the country are put to good use.

Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of South Africa’s Mthatha Diocese and President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC). Credit: Courtesy Photo

Unequal Care of Catholic Priests and Sisters is Gender Inequality: South African Bishop

One of the ways in which gender inequality manifests itself in the Church is the unequal care given to Catholic Priests and Religious Sisters, a South African Bishop has said.

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Catholic Bishop in South Africa Cautions Country’s Poor against Being Used in Violence

The Catholic Bishop of South Africa’s Umtata Diocese has acknowledged the calm in the country that followed a series of violent attacks and cautioned the country’s poor people against accepting to be used by those in power to fuel violence.

A ship in Palma that was used by TOTAL gas company to evacuate their employees from Palma to Pemba during an attack in March 2021. Credit: Denis Hurley Peace Institute

Catholic Charity Fears for Security in Northeastern Mozambique amid Fresh Mining Plans

There is a mounting fear of attacks in Nampula, a province in Northeastern Mozambique as the country plans to embark on extracting oil and gas in the province.

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Action Needed amid Increased Rape, Teenage Pregnancies in South Africa: Catholic Entity

Reports of increased cases of rape and teenage pregnancies in South Africa are a cause for concern for officials of the Catholic Institute of Education (CIE) who are calling for an “urgent response” to address the crisis. 

The Apostolic South Africa's Diocese of Mariannhill and Archbishop Emeritus of Pretoria, William Slattery. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Take action now” against Environmental Degradation: South African Archbishop

A South African Archbishop has expressed concern over the destruction of the environment and called on the people of God in the country to take urgent action to mitigate the effects of degradation.

A poster announcing the Marriage Awareness campaign Weeks in South Africa. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Family is all we have, Catholic Bishop Says at Southern Africa’s Marriage Campaign Launch

Everything, except family, seems to have been taken away by the COVID-19 pandemic, a member of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has said at the launch of the marriage awareness campaign in the three-nation ecclesiastical region.

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Become Aware of “ecological, social degradation we are experiencing”: South African Bishop

Ahead of the month-long annual event dubbed Season of Creation, a South African Bishop has called on the people of God in the country to become aware of “ecological and social degradation” and take appropriate actions.

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Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa Concerned about Violence in Mozambique: Peace Entity

The leadership of the peace entity of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), says that Catholic Bishops in the Southern African pastoral region are concerned that the insurgent attacks in Mozambique may have a terrible effect in the whole region if it remains untamed.

A police van destroyed in clashes between security forces and separatists fighters in Bali Nyonga, North Western region of Cameroon. Credit: Courtesy Photo.

Catholic Peace Entity Condemns Ban on Commercial Vehicles by Cameroonian Warrying Forces

The peace entity of Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa, Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI), has condemned the ban on commercial motorbikes by Cameroonian forces in the Northwestern region of the country, saying that the ban has aggravated the suffering of civilians who are already caught up in the violence in the region.  

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Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa Announce Campaign to Strengthen Marriages

Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have announced a campaign in which they plan to journey with the people of God seeking to strengthen their marriage relationships and families in the ecclesiastical region.

Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of South Africa’s Mthatha Diocese and President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC). Credit: Courtesy Photo

“We should add our voice on call for accountability for violence”: South African Bishop

Catholic Church leaders in Southern Africa should call on the South Africa’s government to hold accountable the perpetrators of last month’s riots that started after former President Jacob Zuma handed himself over to police, the Bishop at the helm of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference  (SACBC) has said. 

Sr. Hermenegild Makoro, the South African member of the Missionary Sisters of the Precious Blood Sisters who was recently appointed to the Commission for Methodology of the 2023 Synod of Bishops. Credit: Fr. Paul Tatu, CSS/South Africa

It was “a surprise, a challenge”: African Nun on Appointment to Bishops’ Synod Commission

The South African Catholic Nun recently appointed to the Commission for Methodology of the 2023 Synod of Bishops has shared her reaction to the appointment, saying the news came to her “as a surprise” and “as a challenge”, which she has accepted.

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Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa Call for Shift from Violence Mindset to Dialogue

Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have expressed concern over the growing tendency of South Africans to resort to violence whenever they need any social, political or economic issue addressed by those in leadership.

Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of South Africa's Mthatha Diocese/Credit: Bishop Sithembele Sipuka

South Africa’s Education System to Blame for Youth Unemployment, Catholic Bishop Says

The Bishop of South Africa’s Catholic Diocese of Mthatha has identified education system as one of the major causes of high unemployment among the youth in the country.