SACBC - Bishops, electing and being elected

Having elected (last August) Archbishop Brislin as president of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference, with Bishop Sipuka as first vice-president and Bishop Valentine Seane as second vice-president, today bishops were elected to the rest of the departments and offices of our Conference.

Led by the president and vice-presidents who could not be elected to any other service, the two "youngest" bishops according to their episcopal ordination (Bishops Zungu and Phalana) were called to help counting the votes.

Department for Catholic formation, liturgy and culture
Chairperson: Bishop E. Risi OMI
Vice Chairperson: Bishop F. Nubuasah SVD
3rd Episcopal Member: Bishop G. Sandri MCCJ
(Catholic Board of Education)

Department for formation life and ministry of clergy
Chairperson: Bishop D. Mpako
Vice Chairperson: Bishop J. Rodrigues
Second Vice Chairperson: Bishop V. Zungu OFM

Other episcopal members
Professional conduct: Archbishop J. Nxumalo OMI
SACOP & Ongoing formation: Bishop T. Kumalo

Department for Catholic Social Action
Chairperson: Bishop A. Gabuza
Vice Chairperson: Bishop K. Dowling CSsR

Other episcopal members
Caritas South Africa & Siyabhabha Bishop M. Wustenberg
Migrants and refugees: Archbishop B. Thlagale OMI

Department for formation, life and apostolate of the laity
Chairperson: Bishop J. De Groef M. Afr.
Vice Chairperson: Bishop Z. Mpambani SCJ

Other episcopal members
Youth: Bishop J. Dziuba OSPPE

Department for ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue
Chairperson: Bishop V. Phalana
Vice Chairperson: Bishop G. Rose
3rd Episcopal member: Bishop J. Masela

Department of Finance
Chairperson: Card. W. Napier OFM
Vice Chairperson: Bishop P. Holiday
3rd Episcopal Member: Bishop J. L. Ponce de León IMC

AIDS & CATHCA: Bishop F. De Gouveia
Catholic Board of Education: Bishop G. Sandri MCCJ
Communications and media: Archbishop W. Slattery OFM
ICEL Archbishop J. Nxumalo OMI
IMBISA Bishop P. Dlungwane
Leadership Committee for Consecrated Life SA: Bishop B. Wood OMI
REAP & RDSP: Bishop A. Musialek

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