15 July 2002 1. In the last month we have lost two wonderful friends of the diocese. On June the 8th Brother Jim Murtagh past away suddenly in Kokstad. The previous day Bro Jim had been in Matatiele awarding certificates to teachers who had completed courses with the Catholic Institute of Education. The previous Monday […]
1 May 2002 1. Forthcoming Events a. The Bishop will attend the SACBC Board meeting in Pretoria from the 6th to 11th May. b. The Minister General of the Franciscans, Fr Giacomo Bini, will visit Kokstad on the 2nd of May. Accompanuying him will be Fr Vumile the Provincial and Fr Peter Williams the Definitor General. He will […]
1st March 2002 On the 14th of February Fr Wilfrid Byrne OFM was laid to rest at La Verna. Fr Wilfrid came to South Africa in 1947. He spent some 40 years in Kokstad Diocese at Mount Frere, Bizana and in the Cathedral in Kokstad. A warm and jovial person he served this Church and its […]
16th December 2001 1. I wish everyone working in the Diocese a very happy Christmas. During this year I was filled with admiration and appreciation for the apostolic commitment of the personel of Kokstad diocese. How often the poor turned in desperation to the Church and you were there for them. In you they found welcome and […]
1st November 2001 Events 1. The bishop will visit the following schools on Catholic property to speak with Governing bodies regarding the maintaining a Catholic ethos. Maria Telgte – October 30th St Pauls (Franklin) – October 31st TigerVlei – October 31st Tafeni – November 1st Glen Edward – November 1st 2. Holy Hour and prayer celebrating […]
August 15 2001 1. From October 2, afternoon to October 5 there will be a Training course for leaders, men and women, here in Kokstad. It will be led by the Glenmore, Lumko team. This is suitable for those conducting services in the parishes and it is better if a parish sends a few who […]
1st June 2001 1. Forthcoming events: June 3 Kokstad Prayer for Christian unity at the Griqua Church. June the 4th Diocesan Consultors meet at Kokstad June the 12th at bishop’s house. Day of recollection for priests of diocese. Bishop will be away from the 12th to the 21st of June, preaching a retreat . Saturday 23rd […]
21 February 2001 1. The Diocese of Kokstad rejoices at the nomination of our former bishop, Archbishop Napier, as Cardinal by the Holy Father on the 23rd of February. We hope to have a church and civic reception for this son of our diocese to celebrate with him and invoke God’s blessing on his Ministry. 2. The […]
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.
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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