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2024.05.12

South Africa Cardinal Stephen Brislin took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Domenica Mazzarello

2024.04.16

Poland Archbishop Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński, Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Lesotho and Apostolic Nuncio to South Africa

2023.09.30

South Africa Archbishop Stephen Brislin, Metropolitan Archbishop of Cape Town (South Africa), was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria Domenica Mazzarello

2023.06.03

South Africa Fr. Vusumuzi Francis Mazibuko, O.M.I., was consecrated as Vicar Apostolic of Ingwavuma (South Africa)

2023.05.27

South Africa Fr. Elias Kwenzakufani Zondi was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Rutabo and Auxiliary Bishop of Durban (South Africa)

2023.03.20

South Africa Archbishop Mandla Siegfried Jwara, C.M.M., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Ingwavuma (South Africa)

South Africa Fr. Vusumuzi Francis Mazibuko, O.M.I., was elected Vicar Apostolic of Ingwavuma (South Africa)

2023.03.09

South Africa Fr. Elias Kwenzakufani Zondi, Priest of Durban (South Africa), was elected Titular Bishop of Rutabo and Auxiliary Bishop of Durban (South Africa)

2023.02.08

USA Archbishop Peter Bryan Wells, Apostolic Nuncio to Botswana, Apostolic Nuncio to South Africa, Apostolic Nuncio to Lesotho, Apostolic Nuncio to Namibia and Apostolic Nuncio to Eswatini, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Cambodia, Apostolic Nuncio to Thailand and Apostolic Delegate to Laos

2022.12.12

South Africa Bishop Peter John Holiday resigned as Bishop of Kroonstad (South Africa)

2022.10.13

South Africa Bishop Pius Mlungisi Dlungwane resigned as Bishop of Mariannhill (South Africa)

South Africa Bishop Neil Augustine Frank, O.M.I., succeeded as Bishop of Mariannhill (South Africa)

2022.09.03

South Africa Fr. Masilo John Selemela was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Nachingwea and Auxiliary Bishop of Pretoria (South Africa)

2022.08.05

South Africa Bishop Reginald Michael Cawcutt, Auxiliary Bishop emeritus of Cape Town (South Africa), passed away at 83

2022.08.01

South Africa Bishop Sithembele Anton Sipuka resigned as First Vice-President of Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar

2022.07.16

South Africa Fr. Masilo John Selemela, Priest of Tzaneen (South Africa), was elected Titular Bishop of Nachingwea and Auxiliary Bishop of Pretoria (South Africa)

2022.06.11

South Africa Fr. Thulani Victor Mbuyisa, C.M.M., was consecrated as Bishop of Kokstad (South Africa)

2022.04.30

USA Archbishop James Patrick Green (格霖澤) resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Iceland, Apostolic Nuncio to Sweden, Apostolic Nuncio to Denmark, Apostolic Nuncio to Finland and Apostolic Nuncio to Norway

2022.04.06

South Africa Fr. Thulani Victor Mbuyisa, C.M.M., Superior General of Congregation of Mariannhill Missionaries, was elected Bishop of Kokstad (South Africa)

2022.03.24

South Africa Sr. Hermenegild Makoro, C.P.S., resigned as Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors

2022.03.04

Portugal Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Domenico di Guzmán, was appointed as Cardinal-Priest of S. Domenico di Guzmán pro hac vice Title

2022.02.26

South Africa Fr. Neil Augustine Frank, O.M.I., was consecrated as Coadjutor Bishop of Mariannhill (South Africa)

2021.12.17

South Africa Fr. Neil Augustine Frank, O.M.I., was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Mariannhill (South Africa)

2021.08.08

South Africa Archbishop Mandla Siegfried Jwara, C.M.M., Metropolitan Archbishop of Durban (South Africa), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Ingwavuma (South Africa)

2021.07.23

South Africa Bishop Hubert Bücher, Bishop emeritus of Bethlehem (South Africa), passed away at 90

2021.06.09

South Africa Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier, O.F.M., resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Durban (South Africa)

South Africa Bishop Mandla Siegfried Jwara, C.M.M., Titular Bishop of Elephantaria in Proconsulari and Vicar Apostolic of Ingwavuma (South Africa), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Durban (South Africa)

2021.05.29

South Africa Fr. Paul Siphiwo Vanqa, S.A.C., was consecrated as Bishop of Queenstown (South Africa)

2021.04.10

Australia Cardinal Edward Idris Cassidy (葛錫迪), Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Via Lata pro hac vice Title, President emeritus of Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and President emeritus of Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews, passed away at 96

2021.03.31

Congo-Kinshasa Archbishop Jean-Pierre Tafunga Mbayo, S.D.B., Metropolitan Archbishop of Lubumbashi (Congo-Kinshasa), passed away at 78

2021.03.08

South Africa Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier, O.F.M., Cardinal-Priest of S. Francesco d’Assisi ad Acilia, Metropolitan Archbishop of Durban (South Africa) and Apostolic Administrator of Eshowe (South Africa), reached the age of 80 and became ineligible to vote in a future conclave (South Africa)

2021.03.03

South Africa Bishop Duncan Theodore Tsoke, Titular Bishop of Horrea Cœlia and Auxiliary Bishop of Johannesburg (South Africa), was appointed as Bishop of Kimberley (South Africa)

South Africa Fr. Paul Siphiwo Vanqa, S.A.C., was elected Bishop of Queenstown (South Africa)

2021.02.27

South Africa Msgr. Robert Mogapi Mphiwe was consecrated as Bishop of Rustenburg (South Africa)

2021.02.09

South Africa Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier, O.F.M., Metropolitan Archbishop of Durban (South Africa), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Eshowe (South Africa)

2021.01.17

South Africa Archbishop Abel Gabuza, Bishop emeritus of Kimberley (South Africa) and Coadjutor Archbishop of Durban (South Africa), passed away at 65

2020.11.25

South Africa Bishop Kevin Patrick Dowling, C.SS.R., resigned as Bishop of Rustenburg (South Africa)

South Africa Bishop Xolelo Thaddaeus Kumalo, Bishop of Eshowe (South Africa), was appointed as Bishop of Witbank (South Africa)

South Africa Msgr. Robert Mogapi Mphiwe, Priest of Pretoria (South Africa), was elected Bishop of Rustenburg (South Africa)

2020.10.01

South Africa Sr. Hermenegild Makoro, C.P.S., resigned as General Secretary of Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference

South Africa Sr. Tshifhiwa Munzhedzi, O.P., was appointed as General Secretary of Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference

2020.08.08

South Africa Fr. Noel Andrew Rucastle was consecrated as Bishop of Oudtshoorn (South Africa)

2020.07.18

Poland Msgr. Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński was consecrated as Titular Archbishop of Limosano and Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana

2020.07.06

South Africa Bishop Zithulele Patrick Mvemve, Bishop emeritus of Klerksdorp (South Africa), passed away at 79

2020.05.04

South Africa Fr. Noel Andrew Rucastle, Priest of Cape Town (South Africa), was elected Bishop of Oudtshoorn (South Africa)

2020.05.03

Poland Msgr. Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński, Priest of Kielce (Poland) and Prelate of Honour of His Holiness, was elected Apostolic Nuncio to Ghana and Titular Archbishop of Limosano

2020.04.01

South Africa Bishop Zolile Peter Mpambani, S.C.I., Bishop of Kokstad (South Africa), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Bloemfontein (South Africa)

South Africa Archbishop Jabulani Adatus Nxumalo, O.M.I., resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Bloemfontein (South Africa)

2020.02.15

South Africa Fr. Joseph Kizito was consecrated as Bishop of Aliwal (South Africa)

2019.11.15

South Africa Fr. Joseph Kizito, Priest of Aliwal (South Africa), was elected Bishop of Aliwal (South Africa)

South Africa Bishop Adam Leszek Musiałek, S.C.I., resigned as Apostolic Administrator of Aliwal (South Africa)

2019.08.25

South Africa Fr. Sylvester David, O.M.I., was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Gunugus and Auxiliary Bishop of Cape Town (South Africa)

2019.07.19

South Africa Bishop Sithembele Anton Sipuka, Bishop of Mthatha (South Africa) and President of Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference, was appointed as First Vice-President of Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar

2019.06.06

South Africa Fr. Sylvester David, O.M.I., was elected Titular Bishop of Gunugus and Auxiliary Bishop of Cape Town (South Africa)

2019.05.30

South Africa Bishop Giuseppe Sandri, M.C.C.J., Bishop of Witbank (South Africa), passed away at 72

2019.04.30

South Africa Bishop Dabula Anthony Mpako, Bishop of Queenstown (South Africa) and Vice-President of Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference, was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Pretoria (South Africa) and Archbishop Military Ordinary of South African Defence Force (South Africa)

South Africa Archbishop William Matthew Slattery, O.F.M., resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Pretoria (South Africa) and Archbishop Military Ordinary of South African Defence Force (South Africa)

2019.03.08

South Africa Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier, O.F.M., resigned as Member of Council for the Economy

2019.02

South Africa Archbishop Stephen Brislin resigned as President of Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference

South Africa Bishop Dabula Anthony Mpako, Bishop of Queenstown (South Africa), was appointed as Vice-President of Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference

South Africa Bishop Thomas Graham Rose, Bishop of Dundee (South Africa), was appointed as Second Vice-President of Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference

South Africa Bishop Sithembele Anton Sipuka, Bishop of Mthatha (South Africa) and Vice-President of Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference, was appointed as President of Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference

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