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Below see gallery of pics from the bicentennial Mass at the Bellville Velodrome. Click on first pic to open the gallery.
Read Archbishop Stephen Brislin’s homily at the Bicentennial Mass. Remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm, and look forward to the future with confidence. These words of St Pope John Paul II have provided the framework for our bicentennial celebrations over the past year. We have recalled the past with gratitude, we […]
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On behalf of the Catholic Bishops of Southern Africa, and the Catholic Church, we wish to express our deep shock and abhorrence of the recent atrocity at the Malmesbury Mosque. We offer condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in this brutal attack and pray that the Almighty will give them comfort […]
By Russell Pollitt SJ God’s silence in the midst of life’s chaos is often a haunting reality. How many times do we wonder why God, when we feel at our most vulnerable, seems to shut the heavens and retreat into a disturbing silence? I read something recently which, against the backdrop of tragedy, I want […]
Attached please find Archbishop Buti Tlhagale’s homily on Celebrating 200 Years: The Founding of the Catholic Church in Southern Africa, delivered on 21 April 2018 at the Shrine of the Mother of Mercy, Magaliesburg.
The closing Mass of the Bi-centennial celebrations will be streamed live from the Bellville Velodrome on Sunday the 24th June 2018 at 2pm. For those that have not managed to secure a ticket, here is the YouTube link so that you can watch it in the comfort of your own home: https://www.youtube.com/chann…/UC8HSXi_F3iQh-VOVTu3QFig/live Please share so […]
“We heard with great shock and sadness of the attack on the Imam Hussein Mosque in Verulam, Durban and the tragic killing of an imam and the injury of two other people. On behalf of the Catholic Church in Southern Africa, we offer our deepest condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of the […]
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