BISHOP PHALANA ON THE HATE SPEECH BILL

BISHOP PHALANA WROTE TO THE SOUTHERN CROSS ON THE HATE SPEECH BILL: READ AND BE INFORMED

Parliament will debate a proposed law that will make hate speech illegal.
The draft of the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill still needs revision, especially in terms of conforming to the Constitution.
The Bill aims to:
• give effect to the South Africa’s obligations in terms of the Constitution and international human rights instruments concerning racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance in accordance with international law obligations;
• provide for the prosecutable offenses of hate crimes and hate speech;
• provide for appropriate sentences that may be imposed on persons who commit hate crime and hate speech offenses;
• provide for the prevention of hate crimes and hate speech.… Read more

HOLY CROSS PARISH, ITSOSENG CELEBRATES THEIR GOLDEN JUBILEE ANNIVERSARY

It was a memorable day for the parishioners of Holy Cross Parish Itsoseng as they gathered with visitors from different parts of the diocese and different denominations to celebrate the fifty years of the existence of their Church. The parish is under the care of Fr Modise Nthutang DP. The Bishop was also there to celebrate with them. Among the clergy present for the celebration were Frs.… Read more

St Charles Lwanga Khuma – Confirmations

 

The Bishop Visits St Charles Lwanga Khuma For Confirmations

On the 27th of August 2017, the Bishop visited St Charles Lwanga Parish to confirm some candidates. The total number of candidates was 26 and the parish warmly welcomed the Bishop to their parish. The Parish is under the care of Fr Bernard Sangwa. The church was filled to capacity as the parishioners were joined from friends from other parishes.… Read more

PASTORAL LETTER – September 2017

05 September 2017
DEAR BROTHERS AND SISTERS
LAUDETUR IESUS CHRISTUS! NUNC ET IN SAECULA SAECULORUM, AMEN.
PRAISED BE JESUS CHRIST! NOW AND FOREVER, AMEN.
A MORENA JESU KRESTE A BAKWE! JAANONG LE KA BOSENA-BOKHUTLO, AMEN.
I would like to thank you all for your great love and loyalty to Christ and to his Church. I can see your efforts in trying to make this diocese a wonderful, active, spirit-filled, evangelizing and generous place.… Read more

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