17th February 2020

Uganda Tops Hospitality for Migrants League in Africa

Today, some 941,000 refugees fleeing from violence and poverty in their home countries come to Uganda, making it the largest refugee-hosting country in the region. They mostly come from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Somalia where there has been protracted violence, according to the migration officer. “It is difficult to understand why there has been a protracted crisis in countries in … Read more

Southern Africa: New Pastoral Plan – ‘All Change’

According to the Bishop, “This Pastoral Plan aims at helping us to move from a maintenance Church to a Missionary Church, from a church that services those who come to Church to a Church that goes forth,”  as envisioned by Pope Francis  in his encyclical Evangelii Gaudium where he desired a “missionary option, a missionary impulse transforming everything.” Acknowledging that it will not be easy to change … Read more

Southern Africa: Launch of Innovative Pastoral Plan

In the plan, the Bishops have identified evangelization, described as a “personal relationship with Jesus,” as “fundamental to the pastoral plan,” particularly because all other seven focus areas “flow out of this foundational experience.” Empowering the laity through their formation is a focus area that will see the Bishops work toward having the lay faithful embrace their vocation of seeking “the Kingdom of God by … Read more

Ordination Leonard Djam

Ordaining bishop: Rt Rev George Nkuo, diocese of Kumbo Appointment: Diocese of Rustenburg, South Africa

Southern Africa: Initiatives During Advent to End Violence Targeting Women

“In this time of Advent let us heed the call addressed to all of us to bring the gift of God’s life to the women of Southern Africa, especially those who are living in abusive relationships and those who are victims of violence and rape,” reads part of a pastoral letter signed by SACBC President, Bishop Sithembele Sipuka. “This is a very sad and tragic … Read more

Afrika Mamas: Singing the Social Experience of Women

Africa Mamas is a group of six single mothers from Durban, South Africa, who started their own a cappella singing group inspired by Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The singers sing about their social experiences as women, they have a total of eleven children, and their observations in a very male-dominated world: in particular they campaign for equal rights for women and the possibility of working as … Read more

Bishop Joseph Kizito – a Ugandan to Head Diocese in South Africa

In an interview with ACI Africa Tuesday, November 19, the Bishop-elect has described his appointment to shepherd the people of God away from his ancestral land as the Church’s fulfillment of what the Lord Jesus commanded and that he is a Ugandan “in the family of the Catholic people in South Africa.” “It makes me proud that the Church is fulfilling its teaching, the mandate … Read more

Huge Concerns about Attacks on Migrants in South Africa

Bands of South Africans launched violent attacks last week against foreign-owned shops and stalls. More than 12 people were killed, and police say more than 700 people have been arrested. Nigerians were among those targeted. The attacks led to retaliation efforts in Nigeria as well, sending Nigerians to attack South African-owned businesses in cities like Lagos. Source: CRUX Read more

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