The Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC) has announced it will address a range of critical issues, including a significant Vatican declaration; Fiducia Supplicans, the upcoming South Africa General Elections, and the Israel-Hamas conflict among others.
The press conference is scheduled for Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at 11:00 AM, and will take place at the SACBC Head Office, Khanya House, 129 Main Street, Waterkloof, Pretoria.
A statement issued by the Conference indicates that the SACBC President, Bishop Sithembele Sipuka, and SACBC Spokesperson, Stephen Cardinal Brislin, will discuss the recently issued Vatican declaration, Fiducia Supplicans, which delves into the pastoral meaning of blessings.
With the 2024 South Africa General Elections on the horizon, the Catholic Bishops will provide insights into their perspectives on the political landscape.
Another notable point on the agenda will be the SACBC Justice and Peace Commission’s class action lawsuit against mining companies. The lawsuit addresses the prevalence of lung diseases among former and current employees of these companies.
In addition to local matters, the Bishops will address international concerns, including the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip. The South African court case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will also be discussed.