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Pope writes Apostolic Letter on the significance of the Christmas crèche

Pope Francis has written an Apostolic Letter on the meaning and importance of the nativity scene. He signed the Letter during his...

Kanye West’s Christian-themed album draws controversy

Controversial rap artist Kanye West recently announced that he had become a Christian. In October, he produced a Christian-themed album, Jesus is...

Unseen Heroes — Love of Christ Children’s Home needs your help

The Love of Christ Ministries is a children's home in Johannesburg that cares for vulnerable babies. They recently entered a competition to...

BREAKING NEWS — Fr Joseph Kizito appointed Bishop of Aliwal

His Holiness, Pope Francis, has appointed Fr Joseph Kizito, as the new Bishop of Aliwal in South Africa. Msgr....

The Parable of the Boks

The Springbok victory at the World Cup has divided opinion. Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya argues that instead of joining in this unnecessary debate, Christians...

Amidst shutdown CWD ensures creche opens

Catholic Welfare and Development (CWD) was forced to shut down late last year. Mismanagement had brought this life-giving welfare wing of the...

Environmental concerns are not just for the privileged

A tweet by a radio personality on ocean pollution caused a social media uproar, which according to Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya, diverts attention away from the...

“Spare the rod, spoil the child”

An encounter with a rude child causes Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya to reflect on the “spare the rod, spoil the child” dictum and wonders why...

Schoolyard violence is a mirror of our society

A disturbing number of schoolyard murders and other acts of violence have shocked South Africa in the last week. Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya argues that given...

Not playing nicely…

The decision by the Zambian Football Association to refuse to play an international friendly against South Africa in protest of the xenophobic attacks, reminds...

Beatitudes are “Christian’s identity card” Pope says in Mauritius

Pope Francis celebrated mass in Port Louis, Mauritius, on the last full day of his week-long African apostolic visit. Twenty-two South Africans were in Port Louis for the mass. They were part of The Southern Cross, Spotlight Africa and Radio Veritas pilgrimage. Russell Pollitt SJ writes from Mauritius.

In Madagascar, Pope Francis says that joy lightens the demands of discipleship

Pope Francis celebrated Sunday Mass on 8 September in Antananarivo, Madagascar, as part of his 4-10 September pastoral visit to Southern Africa. He had already been in Maputo and travels on to Mauritius on Monday, 9 September. The Catholic News Agency reports on the Mass at the diocesan grounds of Soamandrakizay.

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