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Communications failures are ours says Archbishop

Archbishop Stephen Brislin gave his address as the leader of the Southern African bishops at their usual August plenary in KwaZulu Natal. This plenary...

Bishop de Gouveia of Oudtshoorn resigns due to ill health

Pope Francis has announced that he has accepted the resignation of the bishop of Oudtshoorn in South Africa, citing "health reasons" as the cause of his...

Humanitarian crisis in the English-speaking area of Cameroon: Bishops exhort to dialogue

Fides News Agency reports that the Catholic Bishops of Cameroon have expressed their enormous concern condemning "the brutal repression of the army against an...

Nigeria: Does the Pope understand Africa?

Bishop Peter Ebere Okpaleke, of Ahiara Diocese in Imo State, Nigeria, resigned recently after priests and laity rejected his appointment as bishop. In his...

The Church responds to Zuma’s resignation

The country's bishops have welcomed Jacob Zuma's resignation and have urged the new leadership to turn away from party politics with haste, and to focus on the cry of the people. 

SA bishops on Zuma’s resignation: it’s long overdue

Following the resignation of Jacob Zuma from the presidency, the bishops of Southern Africa have pledged prayerful support to the incoming administration, while at the same time urging government to take careful note of the way in which it allowed the current situation to develop. 

Bishops discuss draft new pastoral plan

How will the Catholic Church in Southern Africa best respond to the challenges of the times? At their January plenary the bishops have been considering this question as they deliberate on the much awaited new pastoral plan entitled 'Serving God, Humanity and Creation'.

Mini World Youth Day hailed a success. Panama here we come!

The bishops of Southern Africa have evaluated Mini World Youth Day (MWYD) which was held in Durban in December 2017  and concluded it to have been a great success. They have now decided to focus on similar events and World Youth Day (WYD) in Panama in January 2019.

Brislin: We all need to work for the country we want

During his opening address of the January plenary of the SACBC, Archbishop Stephen Brislin of Cape Town has confronted problems facing society of the current time and encouraged members of the Church to remain hopeful, and to work for the country we all want.

“Master evangeliser” lauded by bishops

The bishops of Southern African have lauded evangelisation work of Irish missionary Msgr Barney McAleer during their bi-annual plenary, currently taking place in Pretoria.

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Overcoming gender and race inequality in the business sector

Mahadi Buthelezi drew attention to the gender pay gap during a 10 September webinar that advocated for greater gender equality for women....