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Pics of Archbishop Henry’s funeral at the Good Hope Centre, Cape Town on 15 March 2014. (Click on image to enlarge, then click on enlargement to browse through the gallery).
Regulations for Lent 2014, Holy days of Obligation, Catechetical Instruction, Ongoing formation and Marriage.
Members of the Archdiocese of Cape Town Catechetical team present the new Confirmation Program at the National Catechetical Consultation in Bethlehem.
Archbishop Lawrence Patrick Henry, Emeritus Catholic Archbishop of Cape Town, passed away suddenly at 23h45 on Tuesday 4 March 2014 after a short illness. Archbishop Henry was born in Cape Town on 27 July 1934. He was orphaned at the age of three and was raised by his grandmother. He attended 5t Raphael’s Primary School from 1941 […]
6 March 2014 I wish to offer my condolences to you once again on the death of Archbishop Lawrence Henry. Archbishop Henry specified clearly in his will that he was not to lie in state after his death and that his earthly remains should not be shown. Furthermore, he requested not to be buried in the Cathedral but […]
I regret to inform you that Archbishop Lawrence Henry passed away on Tuesday 4th March at about 23h45. He died peacefully in Cape Town Medi-Clinic. Archbishop Henry had been undergoing tests over the past few days. His health took a turn for the worse on Sunday night when he experienced a great deal of abdominal […]
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CATHOLIC CHURCH’S LETTER OF CONDOLENCE ON THE SAD OCCASION OF THE DEATH OF ROLIHLAHLA NELSON MANDELA Mama Graça Machel and the Mandela Family President Jacob Zuma and the Government of South Africa Fellow South Africans We heard of the death of Rolihlahla Nelson Mandela with great sadness. Nonetheless we cannot help but call to mind […]
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