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The following is a list of baptisms which are considered valid, as both water (pouring, sprinkling, or immersing the one baptized) and the Trinitarian formula (“I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit”) are used. Also, the minister must intend to do what the Church does when baptizing. Read more
On Human Rights’ Day, the Department of Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees, Bienvenu Shelter and the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa initiated a public discourse on the Zimbabwean Special Dispensation Permit (ZSP) at the Cathedral.
Pastoral Care’s head of department, Sr Maria de Lurdes mscs welcomed everybody. She introduced and thanked the panel for their presence. Fr Sergio Durigon cs invited participants to call to mind how Human Rights Day came into existence and to pray the prayer for migrants and refugees. Read more
The Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) collaborated with the Department of Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees, Bienvenu Shelter and Jesuit Refugee Service to present a workshop on child protection. It was held on 4 April at the Cathedral. The workshop focussed on vulnerable, unaccompanied, separated, migrant children and youth.28
Pastoral Care head of department Sr Maria de Lurdes, mscs, welcomed all the participants and the department’s episcopal vicar, Fr Ivaldo Bettin cs invited attendees to join him in saying a prayer for children. Read more