Meet The New Associate General Secretary: Fr Patrick Rakeketsi



The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference has appointed its new associate General Secretary.  He is Fr Patrick Tseko Rakeketsi, a Stigmatine priest.  He was born in 1972 in Lesotho and joined the Stigmatines in 1990.  He made his final vows in 1997 and was ordained a priest in 1998.  He was on missions in Tanzania (1998 – 2001), obtained a Licentiate in Dogmatic Theology at the Gregorian University (2001-2003) and is a lecturer at St John Vianney Seminary, Pretoria.  He has vast pastoral experience as Stigmatine formator, pastor in various parishes, president of the Leadership Conference of Consecrated Life (LCCL-SA), Coordinator of Marriage Preparation Ministry and Chairman of the Board of Management of Catholic Institutions in the Archdiocese of Pretoria.

Fr Rakeketsi will be replacing Fr Grant Emmanuel who is returning to parish ministry at Chatsworth, Durban.

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