Justice and Peace

Bishop Sithembele strongly reminded the Faithful of Botswana, “The Church has a Universal Character.”

Posted by on November 30, 2017 at 11:24 am

Bishop Sithembele Sipuka – SACBC Vice President The Catholic Church in Botswana is not young but she is still growing strong.  For a long time Botswana had only one diocese of Gaborone. Later the she gave birth to a Vicariate of Francistown which is in the northern part of the country. During the year 2017, His Holiness Pope Francis elevated the vicariate more »

FIRST WORLD DAY OF THE POOR TO BE ON THE 19 NOVEMBER 2017

Posted by on November 9, 2017 at 4:17 pm

His Holiness Pope Francis “This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him” (Ps 34:6).  The Church has always understood the importance of this cry.  We possess an outstanding testimony to this in the very first pages of the Acts of the Apostles, where Peter asks that seven men, “full of the Spirit and of wisdom” more »

PCPM Welcomes ‘Zero Tolerance’ of abuse in the Church

Posted by on September 26, 2017 at 12:47 pm

  PCPM presenting to Pope Francis The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors concludes Plenary Assembly The Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors [PCPM] concluded its four day Plenary Assembly Sunday, with a renewed commitment to its mandate as an advisory body to the Holy Father for the protection of minors. Members are more »

SACBC Justice and Peace Commission Calls on the Government to Convene an Unemployment Summit

Posted by on August 16, 2017 at 9:04 am

STATEMENT OF SACBC JUSTICE AND PEACE COMMISSION CALLING ON THE GOVERNMENT TO CONVENE A JOB SUMMIT TO DISCUSS UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS We have taken note of the recent unemployment figures by Statistics South Africa, as well as the recent research findings on unemployment by the University of South Africa (UNISA) and Momentum. We are deeply worried more »

SACBC CPLO: The 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report

Posted by on July 18, 2017 at 11:48 am

20 Years of Participating in Public Policy Briefing Paper 436 July 2017 The 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report 1. Introduction On 27th June, 2017, the American Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, released the US’s 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report. On that occasion he said: “Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues more »