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Book Review — Open Schools Era (1976-1986)

Dr Mark Potterton reviews a book about the history of Catholic Schools in South Africa by well-known educationalist and Marist Brother Jude...

SONA was an ‘opportunity lost’ to reassure public – CPLO

The Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office (CPLO) has released its reading of President Cyril Ramaphosa's 2020 State of the Nation Address (SONA) on...

Second SONA of 2019 — offers hope, encourages resilience, lacks detail

In his assessment of the latest SONA, Peter-John Pearson, the priest-director of the Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office, congratulates the president for his attempts at restoring hope and reinvigorating a listless nation, while warning that inspiring arias alone won't go far.

I support zero-tolerance for sexual abuse, says SA bishop

Bishop Sithembele Sipuka recently travelled to Rome to attend the meeting on 'The Protection of Minors in the Church' called by Pope Francis. In this exclusive interview with spotlight.africa he shared how listening to the victims of abuse brought tears to his eyes. He says that victims need to be put first. The bishop, who is also president of the local episcopal conference, says that he believes in a zero-tolerance approach to abuse. And, he assures us that guilty priests and bishops in southern Africa will be held accountable. By Russell Pollitt SJ.

Southern African bishops will discuss the sex abuse crisis, political violence and elections

At the opening Mass of the February 2019 Plenary Session of the Southern African Catholic bishops, secretary general, Sr Hermenegild Makoro, told...

Bishop Sithembele Sipuka is new President of SA Bishops’ Conference

At the annual August plenary of the Southern African Catholic Bishops', taking place in Mariannhill, KwaZulu Natal, the bishop of the diocese...

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