- Jun 19, 2021
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Wilfrid F. Napier, 80, for reasons of age and appointed Bishop Siegfried Mandla Jwara to succeed him as archbishop of Durban, South Africa.
Bishop Victor Phalana, the chairperson of the Justice and Peace Commission of the Southern African bishops’ conference, told Crux the bishops of South Africa support a two-state solution in the Holy Land.
The bishops of southern Africa have appointed another woman to head their conference’s general secretariat, succeeding a religious sister who had served in that position for eight years.
The South African Union of Catholic Women’s Organization (SAUCWO) organized a Day of Prayer via Zoom Tuesday with the theme “I can’t breathe,” reminiscent of the George Floyd protests in the United States.
Children of migrants in southern Africa are in danger of living on the fringes of society due to a lack of proper papers registering their birth.
“We need to dialogue and work together to achieve healing as a nation. We need to acknowledge the link between race, power and privilege,” the South African bishops wrote.
As South Africa prepares for the COVID-19 pandemic to get worse in the country, Church leaders are warning that the country must work to become more economically inclusive once the crisis is over.