Category: Bishops

Our Bishops at their Plenary

Bishop Frank Nubuasah of Gaborone, Archbishop Dabula Mpako of Pretoria and Bishop Kevin Dowling of Rustenburg at Mass during the mid-year plenary of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Mariannhill. (Photos: Fr Paul...

SA Bishop Hands Over Reins of Peace Movement

By Dennis Sadowski – Bishop Kevin Dowling of Rustenburg and Marie Dennis of Washington have handed over their co-presidency of Pax Christi International to a French bishop and a Kenyan Sister. They had led the...

Church Leaders Told: Get Out of the Sacristies

The president of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) has called on Church leaders to come out of the sacristies and be with the people who are left alone in desperate situations —...

Africa Needs Courageous Catholics to Tackle Challenges

By Bronwen Dachs – The Church in Africa needs courageous Catholics who will become involved in the continent’s challenges, said participants at the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and...

Vatican Cardinal Urges ‘Moral Power’

By Sr Phatsimo Ramokgwebana SC – A leading cardinal from the Vatican conducted a spiritual revival conference in the diocese of Gaborone, Botswana. Cardinal Peter Appiah Turkson, the Ghanaian prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting...

4 Archbishops, 1 Archdiocese!

Few, if any, archdioceses in the world have four archbishops living within its boundaries, but Pretoria is one of them. Seen at the archdiocesan celebration of the installation of Archbishop Dabula Mpako at CBC...

Who was Joe? Bishop Sandri Was Our Wiseman

Fr Robert Kinena Ndungu MCCJ, Pretoria – At Bishop Joe Sandri of Witbank’s funeral, the homilist posed the question: “Who was Joe?” Bishop José Luis Ponce de León of Manzini, Swaziland, with his question,...