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Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference

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  • Christianity (Catholic)
  • Conférence des évêques catholiques de l'Afrique méridionale; Suider-Afrikaanse Katolieke Biskopperraad

    • Khanya House, 399 Paul Kruger Street, PO Box 941, Pretoria 0001, South Africa

    • 12 Bouquet Street, Cape Town 8000, South Africa
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Foster the spirit of communion within the universal Church and between the particular churches; provide the bishops of the territories with facilities for consultation and united action in such matters of common interest to the Church as consultation and co-operation with other hierarchies; foster priestly and religious vocations; form clergy, religious and laity; promote missionary activity, catechetics, liturgy, lay apostolate, ecumenism, development, justice and reconciliation, social welfare, schools, hospitals, the apostolate of the press, radio, television, and other means of social communication; issue statements of common policy; promote and foster any movement, institution or undertaking that shall be deemed consistent with its aim; negotiate with the government or with any other person or body; provide appropriate means for the achievement of its purpose.


The Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference was created in 1947.

IRD Activities

  • Ecumenism

    The Department for Ecumenism and Inter-Religious Dialogue maintains relationships with other Christian churches and Ecclesial communities (ecumenism) and with other faith based groups. Fruitful encounter is necessary to maintain good relationships as a faith-based community with other faith-based communities. The Department distributes documents from the Pontifical Councils and promotes dialogue with people of other denominations and faiths. In recent years the Directory for Ecumenism and the Document Fruitful Encounters for Inter-Religious Dialogue have been published. In collaboration with the Church Unity Commission and the South African Council of Churches, the department promotes the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Regular dialogue with different Christian Denominations and encounters with Jews and Muslims are in place.

  • Main Focus Countries of Activities

    Botswana - South Africa - Swaziland