Pastoral Letter on Challenge for change in the Diocese.

Aliwal North at Ascension Day for Pentecost, 9 May, 2013 CIRCULAR LETTER ON CONFIDENT AND COURAGEOUS COLLABORATION IN THE DIOCESE Dear Sisters and Brothers Greetings and blessings from your Bishop! Please study this letter thoroughly in your SCC, with your fellow leaders and in the sodalities. Please look for positive solutions and your contributions in […]


Pastoral Letter on the Year of Faith


Pastoral Letter to all Catholics of the Diocese of Aliwal on the Year of Faith Dear Friends of Christ, dear Sisters and Brothers, Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, calls us to celebrate a Year of Faith as from11 October 2012and to take care of a renewal in the proclamation of faith, called New Evangelization. […]


Policy on safeguarding our children

Bishop Michael handing over a copy of the SACBC policy on safeguarding our children to Vicar General Joseph Kizito after promulgating it at the senate on 15 August, 2012.

Protecting Children and Young People in the Diocese of Aliwal North. Children and young people have a very important place in our Church and we are always eager to encourage their active participation in parish life. We are committed to doing everything we can to create a safe and welcoming place for our young parishioners, where their welfare is of greatest importance. It is our Diocesan policy to ensure that children and young people will always be safe, protected and supported in all activities associated with the Church. [...]


Presentation of the Diocese of Aliwal

The Diocese of Aliwal is located in South Africa in a rural area in the north of the Eastern Cape, on the Free State border. The Diocese is composed of 14 parishes split all over a vast territory (the 2 furthest parishes are 250km far from each other). It  runs 8 HIV/AIDS hospices or home based care centres. These centres consists of 60 care-givers.
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The objective of the Diocese is to provide space for social, cultural, educational, formational, spiritual, recreational and sport activities to improve the life of and mainly for the benefit of children and youth. It serves also adults, in particular those concerned with the formation and education of children and youth. In this way they will enhance skills and contribute to a long term approach towards poverty alleviation. The Diocese put a big emphasis on Education for Lifein order to address HIV/AIDS related issues. Social outreach often works via Small Christian Communities. In the preparation of the project various workshops were undertaken.
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