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Pope to Canonise Blessed John Henry Newman

By Junno Arocho Esteves – Pope Francis will declare Bl John Henry Newman, the 19th-century British cardinal, a saint on October 13. The British theologian will be...

John Paul II: The Pope of Human Rights

He is acknowledged as a great leader in Christian history — a global leader, a world statesman. The most travelled pontiff in the history of the Catholic Church was hailed for his human rights and political activism. St John Paul II was a peacemaker.

Saint John Paul II Recognised the Need to Protect Women

A person who was ahead of his time was St John Paul II. In 1995, he wrote a letter to women of the world, still available on the Vatican website. In that letter, he said, “Unfortunately, we are heirs to a history which has conditioned us to a remarkable extent. … Women’s dignity has often been unacknowledged and their prerogatives misrepresented; they have often been relegated to the margins of society and even reduced to servitude.”

Mini World Youth Day: Durban – A Great Success!

Almost 4000 young Catholic men and women from throughout Southern Africa gathered in Durban’s Exhibition Centre for an intensive four day event to celebrate their Christianity, community and unity while experiencing the chosen theme chosen by Pope Francis, of “young people, faith and vocations”.

Remembering SA’s Great Artist-Priest

  Ten years ago Oblate Father Frans Claerhout, the Free State-based painter of world-renown, died. Retired journalist WINNIE GRAHAM recalls meeting the priest. Father Frans Claerhout was not...