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South Africa - Latest News
Sep 16, 2019 - 09:10 am .- A wave of deadly attacks targeting African foreign nationals in South Africa has caught the attention of national and regional Church leaders, as affected countries have started repatriating their citizens from South Africa. 
Aug 24, 2019 - 03:38 pm .- Despite efforts by abortion advocates to expand the number of abortion clinics in South Africa, doctors in the country are largely unwilling to perform the procedure.
May 14, 2019 - 12:07 am .- In the wake of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s successful reelection bid last week, South Africa’s Catholic bishops are applauding the country’s efforts to hold a free and fair election, but have also issued stern expectations for the new government.
Jul 25, 2018 - 05:01 pm .- The South African Catholic Bishops’ Conference decried Wednesday a recent series of taxi driver murders and encouraged the government to bring the criminals to justice.  
May 13, 2018 - 03:07 am .- In the wake of a mosque attack that left one dead and two other critically injured, the Catholic bishops of South Africa have offered their prayers and condolences to the victims, and strongly denounced the attack as an act of religious violence.
Apr 3, 2018 - 09:42 am .- The bishops of South Africa offered their sympathy Tuesday for the death of the controversial anti-apartheid activist and politician Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who was the former wife of Nelson Mandela.
Feb 20, 2018 - 01:50 pm .- The first State of the Nation address by South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has been welcomed by one of the country's Jesuit priests for its call to create communities of trust and to dialogue about problems facing South Africa.
Feb 15, 2018 - 11:48 am .- Catholic leaders in South Africa applauded news of President Jacob Zuma’s resignation, stressing the need to root out corruption at all levels of government.
Oct 16, 2017 - 09:36 pm .- South Africa’s Conference of Catholic Bishops has pushed for the development of an anti-corruption court, citing the damage to the country’s morale after a long standing corruption case against President Jacob Zuma.
Apr 10, 2017 - 10:39 am .- The bishops of South Africa have called on the country's embattled president, Jacob Zuma, to consider stepping down as part of an effort to fight corruption.
Dec 9, 2016 - 06:02 am .- While countries around the world such as Canada, Germany and Japan have passed legislation to legalize physician assisted suicide, one has ruled to reject it: South Africa.
May 4, 2016 - 06:37 am .- The Catholic bishops of South Africa have criticized the government for excessive weapons spending given the country’s major social problems. 
Mar 11, 2016 - 12:04 am .- Repentance, spiritual healing, and hard conversations are necessary to respond to racism and racial divisions, the bishops of South Africa said on Monday.
Feb 9, 2016 - 02:07 am .- On Tuesday it was announced that Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Peter Bryan Wells, the highest ranking American in the Vatican Secretariat of State, as his new ambassador to South Africa and Botswana.
Sep 14, 2015 - 03:03 pm .- Benedict Daswa, a South African catechist whose Christian opposition to witchcraft led to his murder in 1990, was beatified on Sunday as Catholic leaders praised his heroic witness to the faith.