Sr Stefani’s Killers Sentenced To Life Imprisonment Plus.

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The two young men who strangled, raped and murdered Sr Stefani Tiefebacher CPS (87) have been sentenced to life imprisonment plus 18 years by the Pietermaritzburg High Court this afternoon.

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SACBC Extends A Helping Hand To Nepal

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Some of the displaced people who will be assisted by the SACBC donation

The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference has donated $10,000 (R119,700.00) to Caritas Nepal for relief work after the earthquakes in Nepal. Though minimal in the face of the great disaster there, it is a generous gesture from the Conference that is struggling financially.

Kindly consider supporting the Bishops’ Conference by donating to Bishops’s Foundation. The Details are:

Acc Name            : SACBC Foundation

Branch                  : Nedbank 160445, Cnr Andries and Church Street, Pretoria.

Acc Number       : 1604879564.

Swift Code          : NEDSZAJJ.

The Contact Person is Father Barney McAleer 012 323 6458 or 072 469 3710

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SACBC Foundation Donates R100,000 For Xenophobia Victims

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SACBC Foundation Gives R100,000 For Anti-Xenophobia Relief.

 

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The Bishops through their Foundation have donated a sum of R100,000 to bring relief to those who suffered during the xenophobic attacks. The money was handed over to the Archdiocese of Durban Refugee Pastoral Care. The bulk of which will be used at the Durban inner-city shelter for the displaced people run under the auspices of the Denis Hurley Centre. The coordinator of the project, Mr Makusha Hupenyu, expressed gratitude to the bishops for the donation and said it will go a long way to provide missing basic commodities. He said that some will be used for the reintegration packages for the disabled.

For further information on the Foundation, please visit www.bishopsfoundation.org.za.

 

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22 Priests Spend Two Weeks of Renewal At Coolock House

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Coolock House 2015

A group of twenty-two priests from the SACBC territory attended the two week sabbatical program at Coolock House.  This programme is organised annually just after Easter by the Ongoing Formation Committee of the SACBC.  Bishop Dabula Mpako of Queenstown and Fr Hugh Lagan SMA presented on the first week and Sr. Bernadette Duffy HC and Fr. Sylvester David OMI presented on the second week. Fr. Mosebetsi Mokoena of Bethlehem and Sr. Benadette facilitated the program. Cardinal Wilfrid Napier OFM and Bishop Barry Wood OMI visited to speak with the priests, celebrate the Eucharist and have supper together. A very successful two weeks!

 

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Reaction To The Brutal Murder of Sr Stefani CPS

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STATEMENT  OF THE SACBC ON THE BRUTAL MURDER OF SISTER STEFANI TIEFENBACHER CPS.

The Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference, in the name of the whole Catholic Church in South Africa, is shocked at the gruesome murder of Sister Stefani Tiefenbacher of the Congregation of the Precious Blood in Sacred Heart Home in Ixobho (KwaZulu-Natal).

The churches and, especially, the convents have always been centres of hope for our communities as they minister through education, health, charity and other social services. For a person just to break into a convent is despicable to say the least and violating the dignity of an elderly nun is evil and barbaric.

We pray for the Precious Blood Sisters, her family back in Austria and the community of Ixobho, including the Little Flower School, which she served for over 60 years.

We challenge the police to solve this case with immediate effect as well as the community who harbour the killers to report them.

Painful as it is, we forgive her killers and pray for their repentance. As we lay her remains at the Sacred Heart Home cemetery on the 27th April 2015, we hope her blood will water the garden of true freedom in our country and bring crime against women to the urgent attention it deserves.

22 April 2015

Issued by: Fr S’milo Mngadi, SACBC Communications Officer.

072 110 8613

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