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A Pastoral Letter about UN Conference on Climate Change

A Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishops of Southern Africa on the occasion of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 17)  to the Catholic Community and to all people of goodwill Beloved people,South Africa is about to host the 17th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (Conference of the Parties—COP 17) which will be […]

Sale at Ikhala Sterkspruit Campus

Ikhala FET College, Sterkspruit campus is selling skills products to everyone. From the 15 November to 5 December, we will have open time sale from 8:30 to 16:00. Come and buy, first come, first serve! Cabinet making products and Welding products. Don’t miss this change. Address: Sterkspruit campus Emfundweni Street, Zwelitsha Township Sterkspruit 9762 Tel: […]

Mount Carmel Jersey Livestock Sale

Friday 21st October from 9:00 am 1 Bull:  R 6 000 14 Full Mouth Milking Cows:  between R 4 500 and R 5 500 21 Heifers:  between R 4 000 and R 5 500 10 Calves Heifers:  between R 800 and R 2 500 11 Calves Tollies:  between R 400 and R 1 500 Where?  Mount […]

Pastoral Letter on the Introduction of the New English Translation of the Mass

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Greetings from the Bishop’s House. At the beginning of Advent this year we will introduce the new translation of the Roman Missal in all our Eucharistic celebrations. As from then it will be the only text approved for the celebration of the Eucharist. We got already used to the […]

Becoming a self-sustaining Diocese

The Diocese of Aliwal has started a process of finance and administration improvement, final objective being to reach the self-sufficiency of the diocese. At the present time more than half of diocesan income comes from overseas. To achieve it two volunteers Benoit and Vanessa have arrived from Fidesco (French Catholic’s NGO) at the beginning of March […]

Bishop Michael guest of a German parish

On Trinity Sunday, Bishop Michael met the community of St. Mary’s in Germany to celebrate the Mass and to talk about his important work in Africa. Since last year, St. Mary’s supports the diocese. A big project called Mount Carmel Centre urgently needs material assistance. The centre will be primarily a meeting place for training children […]

A German Bishop in South Africa

The German Bishop Michael Wurstenberg has lived for almost twenty years in South Africa. For more than three years, he is far away in the little Episcopal Diocese of Aliwal, a region of tourism, trade and prosperity, but with almost all the problems relevant to South Africa. The small Catholic community under the direction of […]

South African Local Government Election

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 elections present us once again with an opportunity to influence the direction our country is taking. We are grateful to Almighty God that we can […]

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Sincere wishes and God bless

+ Michael Wuestenberg
Bishop of Aliwal