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Pope appoints Rt. Rev. Zolile Peter Mpamabani SCJ as Archbishop of Bloemfontein

Pope Francis has appointed Zolile Peter Mpamabani SCJ as the Archbishop of Bloemfontein. The archbishop-elect has been working as the Bishop of...

Pope prays alone in St Peter’s for end to Coronavirus crisis

Below is the full text of Pope Francis’ address during the extraordinary Urbi et Orbi (to the City and the World) blessing...

Querida Amazonia in Five Sentences

Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, Querida Amazonia, generated a great deal of commentary immediately after its publication in February. Mike Pothier argues that...

Bishop invites all to heed Pope Francis’ message of reconciliation

Bishop José Luís Ponce de León, the bishop of Manzini in eSwatini has produced a short video in which he encourages the...

Querida Amazonia and the environment

The recently published Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis, at surface value, focuses almost exclusively on the environment. Martin van Nierop highlights some of the...

A Dialogue with Querida Amazonia

The Vatican released Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation Querida Amazonia on 12 February, responding to the 2019 Synod on the pastoral challenges in the Amazon...

Pope at ‘Urbi et Orbi’ prays for the suffering children of the world

The theme of Pope Francis’ annual Christmas Day “Urbi et Orbi” Message is “The people who walked in darkness have seen a...

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...

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....

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.

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Ethics for educators in a time of disaster

On 23 July, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that schools would close for a second time this year. The reasons given is that...

Natural evil and God: from Voltaire’s “Candide” to Camus’ “The Plague”

Every age has its cataclysm and every generation asks how a loving God can permit suffering. The COVID-19 pandemic has so far...

Cut the government some slack

There is a growing weariness and frustration among South Africans as the COVID-19 pandemic and the government's response enter a fifth month....

Tribute to Andrew Mlangeni: champion against corruption

On 21 July 2020, the last remaining Rivonia trialist Andrew Mokete Mlangeni, who jailed with Nelson Mandela during the anti-apartheid struggle, died...