We cannot continue to hide under the old culture of silence

by Bishop José Luis IMC

Saturday 1 July 2017 saw the first march against Gender Based Violence organized by the Justice & Peace commission of the diocese of Manzini. It was the first one because we plan to have similar ones in other parts of the country later this year. 

It has held at Hlatikulu and involved the parishes of Christ the King (Hlatikulu) and Sacred Heart (Nhlangano) and had the presence of Mr I. M. Magagula, the National Commissioner of the Royal Swaziland Police Service as a sign of the partnership between the Police and the Catholic Church in the fight against gender abuse.  Continue reading “We cannot continue to hide under the old culture of silence”

International Refugee Day 2017

By Babongile Mlambo

Swaziland Council of Catholic Women: “Sowers of hope”

The 20th of June is the International Day of Refugees, a day that recognizes and remembers all refugees and asylum seekers worldwide.

The Catholic Church in Swaziland honors this day to remember the brothers and sisters who have been displaced from their homes as a result of various unfavorable circumstances. Continue reading “International Refugee Day 2017”

The “historic” visit of the Apostolic Nuncio

It is certainly not the first time that our diocese is visited by an Apostolic Nuncio. Practically every one of them has blessed us with his presence. What made Archbishop Peter Wells’ visit “historic” is that he remained with us for nearly one week. It was a pastoral visit.

It was last January when he told me he would like to be with us for some time and have a better picture of our presence, service and life.

Being “Ascension day” a public holiday in the Kingdom of Swaziland, we suggested asking him to come around that time. He immediately agreed. Continue reading “The “historic” visit of the Apostolic Nuncio”