Bishops remind South African voters of responsibilities

As South Africa heads toward what some are predicting will be its closest elections since the end of apartheid in 1994, the country’s bishops are reminding South Africans of their duty to be peaceful and tolerant.

CNS correspondent Bronwen Dachs reported this week on the bishops’ recent statement on the April 22 elections.

The Southern Cross, southern Africa’s national Catholic weekly, also covered the statement in an editorial by Gunther Simmermacher.

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