4 March 2011: A Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishops of Southern Africa to the Catholic Community and people of goodwill Dear sisters and brothers in Christ The forthcoming municipal
The “summer session” of Senate meeting took place between February 27 and March 1st in Mount Carmel.
“Rooted in Christ we are partners in Faith, Hope and Love.” Mission Statement of the Diocese of Aliwal “Guided by our commitment to bring changes, the Diocese of Aliwal exists
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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