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Do Not Hinder Vaccine Rollout, Church Leaders in South Africa Appeal to Government

The leadership of the South African Council of Churches (SACC) has appealed to the government to hasten the access to COVID-19 vaccine to save lives amid a reported new wave of infections in the country.

Some Church leaders during the September 15 one-hour countrywide silent prayer session to protest against corruption involving COVID-19 funds in South Africa. / MK Promotions/South Africa

One-Hour Countrywide Silent Prayer Held in South Africa, a Protest against Corruption

Church leaders in South Africa on Tuesday, September 15 took part in a one-hour countrywide silent prayer session to protest against corruption involving COVID-19 funds, which has been described as “stealing money from people that cannot breathe.”

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. /

News of Corruption amid COVID-19 Crisis Not “a big surprise”: Bishops in Southern Africa

Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have, in a collective statement, expressed their condemnation of alleged misappropriation of COVID-19 resources but indicated that this corruption was somewhat expected.

Church Leaders in South Africa “disgusted by revelations of looting of COVID-19 funds”

Church leaders in South Africa have expressed their displeasure over the “revelations of” looting of funds meant for fighting against COVID-19 in the country saying the acts are typical of “vultures and hyenas over dead bodies.”

Guidelines for Funerals in South Africa. /

Pastors in South Africa Risk Prosecution for COVID-19 Non-Compliant Funerals

Gatherings for the last rites in South Africa have been identified as “a major source of mass infection” of the coronavirus with the leadership of the South African Council of Churches (SACC) cautioning that leaders of various Christian denominations who flout COVID-19 measures risk facing prosecution.

Israeli settlements in the West Bank. /

South African Churches Petition Vatican, WCC to Intervene in West Bank Takeover by Israel

Representatives of the various Christian denominations in South Africa have appealed to the Vatican and the World Council of Churches (WCC) to intervene in Israel’s plan to take over the West Bank, a landlocked territory claimed by both Israel and Palestine.

Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) / SACBC

Plan to Reopen Places of Worship in South Africa Draws Mixed Reactions from Church Leaders

The announcement by South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa May 26 that places of worship may reopen beginning from June 1 has elicited mixed reactions from church leaders in the country, some welcoming the move and others terming it as questionable.

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Church Leaders in South Africa Urge Use of WhatsApp to Fight Gender-Based Violence

In South Africa where COVID-19 restrictions have plunged the country into various crimes including police brutalities and a rise in cases of gender-based violence (GBV), church leaders drawn from 30 Christian denominations have condemned the crimes and encouraged the use of WhatsApp to report cases of violence founded on gender.