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Do not go to church

President Ramaphosa has allowed the places of worship open for service of not more than 50 people. Dr Margaret Blackie, a senior...

Jesuits mourn the passing of former Superior General

The Jesuit General Curia in Rome today announced that former Superior General, Fr. Adolfo Nicolás died, today, in Tokyo, Japan. He was...

How do we save our Catholic schools from financial disaster?

Catholic Schools Week celebrates the contribution that Catholic schools have made to education and society. Despite these successes, Mark Potterton addresses the...

SACBC statement on International Nurses Day

On 12 May, the world celebrates International Nurses Day. Nurses play a pivotal role in caring for the sick. This has become...

The anti-apartheid activist who fell in love with ‘Laudato Sì’

World leaders are paying tribute to the life and legacy of Denis Goldberg, one of South Africa’s most revered anti-apartheid activists who...

Pope appoints Rev. Fr Noel Rucastle as Bishop of Oudtshoorn

The Holy Father has appointed Rev Fr. Noel Andrew Rucastle, of the Cape Town clergy and previously parish priest of Our Lady of...

Catholic Think Tank in Mozambique speaks truth to power

The Catholic Church works extensively throughout Africa to improve the lives of the communities that they serve. One Mozambican think tank goes...

SACBC issues pastoral letter on the COVID-19 pandemic

On 13 April 2020 Bishop Sithembele Sipuka, the President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC) addressed his first pastoral statement...

Pope’s Easter Urbi et Orbi message: “The contagion of hope”

Pope Francis’ 'Urbi et Orbi message on Easter Sunday challenges us to ban indifference, self-centredness, division and forgetfulness during this time of...

President extends lockdown, calls for increased community testing, and urgent construction of medical equipment

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the continuing efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The President’s address followed a...

A virus that could change the world

Lockdowns and physical distancing — to contain the spread of COVID-19 — have ushered in a different way of life. Gone is...

Masks for all: Protecting one another

There are divergent views on whether the use of masks in public can help to slow the spread of COVID-19. Margaret Blackie looks at...

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During the Angelus on Sunday, 25 October 2020, Pope Francis announced that he was going to create 13 new cardinals. Vatican News...

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“Homosexual people have a right to be in a family… nobody should be thrown out,” says Pope Francis

Pope Francis is in the headlines again after a documentary film by the Russian Jew, Evgeny Afineevsky, was premiered at the Rome...

Getting back to normal — Is it even possible?

The world has changed dramatically in less than a year. Shrikant Peters looks beyond the immediate health crisis and examines the impact...