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Mike Pothier

Mike Pothier is an advocate of the High Court of South Africa, and Programme Manager of the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) in Cape Town.

IN DEPTH — Clerical sexual abuse: deal with the rotten apples but fix the barrel too

Our new 'In Depth' feature is intended to allow writers the necessary space to develop their arguments critically. Mike Pothier, an advocate looks at the decision to remove priests and cardinals from the priestly state. For a number of reasons, he finds it problematic and he finds it problematic and insulting — read why.

SA’s 2019 Budget reveals a government no longer in denial

Following the 2019 Budget Speech, it is very clear that the South African economy is still in a big hole, and getting out of it will still be an immense challenge. But, according to Mike Pothier of the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office, it seems the government is no longer in denial — and that's a good thing!

Ramaphosa’s decisions show and advance ethical governance

The positive significance of two recent political developments in South Africa cannot be overstated. The voluntary resignation of Mr Nhlanhla Nene and the unprecedented...

Pope thanks “Sister Water”

Pope Francis has, since the beginning of his pontificate and especially after his encyclical Laudato Si', championed care for the environment. He declared 1...

Too Many Losers? Assessing the 2018 Zimbabwe General Election

Every election is a contest, and every contest has winners and losers. With last month’s Zimbabwean election, though, it is not easy to say...

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The Vatican and money: A sign of contradiction?

The international media, on 6 June 2020, ran a story about a financial scandal involving an Italian businessman and the Vatican. Mike...

Bishops’ statement on government corruption reveals deep frustration

The Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC) recently criticised the rampant corruption around the purchase of medical material and supplies to fight...

His life was gentle – George Bizos

Anti-apartheid activist and human rights champion Advocate George Bizos passed away on Wednesday at the age of 92. Mike Pothier writes this...

The need for ongoing healing from the wounds of racism

South African bishops have been condemning the presence of racism and racist attitudes for nearly 80 years. Mike Pothier reflects on the...

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