We begin the season of Lent with ashes on our foreheads. To put on ashes, to sit on ashes, is to say publicly and to ourself that you are reflective, in a penitential mode, that this is not “ordinary time” for you, that you are grieving some of the things you have done or lost, […]
21st January 2010 1. We have a web-site. It is www.catholicdiocesekokstad.org.za . Open this web-site and you will find news of the diocese including the Iindaba and all other issues from the very beginning. You will find your mission and photographs. The Bishop’s e-mail address is email@example.com . You will find this on the web-site […]
On February 27 the Catholics of Kokstad took to the streets to celebrate the 85 years of their cathedral church. Accompanied by drum majorettes, floats representing spiritual themes, choirs, drama groups and a great concourse of singing flagbearers and public the Catholics of Kokstad gave thanks to God for His presence among them for so […]
Second African Synod “Africa, rise up, take up … and walk. “John 5 v 8”. Africa is not helpless, our destiny is still in our hands. Africa is already moving; and the Church is moving with her, offering her the light of the Gospel. The waters may be turbulent. But with our gaze on Christ the […]
State of the Nation; a limited vision Religion played a major role in the struggle for a democratic South Africa. The State of the Nation address of President Zuma saw little use for it and the debates for a new South Africa sideline the role of the Church It is surprising that religion and spiritual […]
1. Introduction “In God we discover new seas the more we navigate”, wrote Fray Luis de Leon. Origen used the same metaphor in saying that study of the Bible is to set sail on a log towards an ocean […]
The most difficult time was when there was a hanging at Max prison nearby. It was the years between 1984 and 1991 in Pretoria and some of those executed were condemned for opposing the apartheid state with force. They were heroes to the black seminarians. They held a prayer vigil in the Seminary on the night […]
1. Reasons for a newsletter: It is hoped that on a monthly or bi – monthly basis a newsletter will go out from the Diocesan office here in Kokstad. The idea is to inform the Priests, religious and the leaders of the Diocese about note-worthy events. Through a newsletter it is hoped that we will […]
Welcome To The Diocese Of Kokstad
As the Bishop of the Diocese of Kokstad in South Africa, I welcome you to this website.
It is my hope that it will inform you and provide you with any information you may require regarding this segment of the Catholic Church.
We also provide links with other websites which might interest you. If you require any information not included here, email us and we will do what we can to help.
If you have discovered this page by accident, you are especially welcome and I hope you will find it of some value and maybe help you to understand how the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Kokstad is trying to serve the community and so bring it closer to the Lord.
With my very sincere and best wishes
+Bishop Zolile Petros Mpambani
BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE OF KOKSTAD