From Our Vaults

The Southern Cross newspaper, 12 November, 1952

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Johannesburg library opens exhibition on the history of the Church New rules for SA Catholics Bishops of South Africa declared a Bible Week

The Southern Cross newspaper, 8 October, 1921

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Cover of the Southern Cross 18 October, 1921 Pope Benedict XV’s appeal for the Catholic press

The front-page photo of Christian Brothers’ College in Kimberley, the issue’s only photograph

An ad for building materials — including asbestos!

The Southern Cross newspaper, 11 September, 1988

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Cover of the Southern Cross 11 September, 1988 Restrictions on the End Conscription Campaign
Khotso House, SACC headquarters bombed
Pope John Paul II’s visit to Mozambique

The Southern Cross newspaper, 8 August, 1962

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Cover of the Southern Cross 8 August, 1962

Fr Victor’s comic
Marist boy cycles from Durban to Johannesburg

Cardinal Montini’s visit to Johannesburg