While COVID-19 is having devastating effects on the people of God in Southern Africa, the pandemic might have been “providential in some way,” the President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has said.
The disposition of the late Archbishop Abel Gabuza has been likened to that of the Blessed Virgin Mary who said “Yes” to God’s call, accepting and consenting to the will of God for her life.
South Africans have paid glowing tribute to late Archbishop Abel Gabuza who succumbed to COVID-19-related complications Sunday, January 17 aged 65.
Members of the three-nation Conference of Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa have decided to have their first Plenary Assembly in 2012 virtually due to the rising reported cases of COVID-19 and related restrictions, the leadership has announced.
Every time that Moses Makunyane passes by his ancestral home, a sprawling 3,000 hectares of land tucked in the northern province of South Africa, memories of his childhood in a large family flood his mind.
The four-member delegation came face to face with “human tragedy” during their solidarity visit to the Local Ordinary of Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese earlier this month, a Bishop on the delegation has recounted.
Pope Francis has donated 100,000 Euros to support victims of militant attacks in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province within the Catholic Diocese of Pemba.
The need to enhance accountability in the administration of Church resources, the upsurge of COVID-19 reported cases, and corruption are the three issues a Catholic Prelate in South Africa wants duly addressed.
Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC) are appealing for an end to violence in South Africa in the wake of several arson attacks that are targeting trucks driven by foreign nationals in the country.
Members of the three-nation conference in Southern Africa have planned to reach out to the Bishop of Mozambique’s Pemba Diocese in a solidarity visit amid insurgency in Cabo Delgado Province.
Members of the Clergy, Religious and Laity in South Africa have paid glowing tributes to Fr. Emil Blaser, a Religious Missionary Cleric known for founding the first Catholic Radio Station, Radio Veritas who passed on Monday, November 16.
The Pastoral Plan of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) that was launched at the beginning of this year is set to offer the context under which the planned one-year Diocesan Synod of South Africa’s Pretoria Archdiocese will be held, the leadership of the Archdiocese has said.
Reports of looting and destruction of property amid nationwide protests in Nigeria have “saddened” the Archbishop of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese who has recalled the initially youth-led peaceful demonstrations against the country’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
The statement by Pope Francis that has made global headlines and triggered a series of controversies is not a departure from the meaning of Catholic Christian Marriage as has been consistently held over the centuries, members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have said in a statement shared with ACI Africa.
Priests and religious who are misappropriating funds meant for Church projects are doing so because of pressure from their families and friends who want financial support from the Clergy and Religious men and women, Bishop Sithembele Sipuka of South Africa’s Umtata Diocese has said in his new month reflection shared with ACI Africa.
Following Apostolic Visitation in the months of February and March, the Holy See has put South Africa’s Mariannhill Diocese under an Apostolic Administrator “with immediate effect,” a letter from the leadership of Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) obtained by ACI Africa indicates.
Ahead of the annual Heritage Day celebration in South Africa, a Catholic Prelate in the country has reflected on the level of graft and expressed the fear that corruption was becoming the first threat to the nation’s heritage.
The leadership of the Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) is demanding justice for more than 2,000 victims of the 2018 Listeriosis Outbreak, an infection described as the worst of its kind in the world.
Catholic Bishops in Southern Africa have, in a collective statement, expressed their solidarity with the people of God in Mozambique indicating their awareness of “the rapidly deteriorating situation” of Cabo Delgado Province, a region within the Catholic Diocese of Pemba.
The leadership of the Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of South Africa’s Durban Archdiocese has, in a research report, highlighted the plight of child-headed households (CHHs) in the Church’s jurisdiction.