Benoni Carmelites in a celebration of 200 years of catholic faith in
This year we are celebrating the 200 years of Catholic faith in Southern
Africa. Though the history of Catholic church in Southern Africa begins
with the arrival of Bartholomew Diaz, officially it is accepted from
June 7, 1818 when Pope Pius VII appointed the Benedictine Dom Edward
Bede Slater as the first Vicar Apostolic of the Cape. In the Archdiocese
of Johannesburg the 200 years of its celebration was held on 21st of
April, where all the Carmelite priests of Benoni(South Africa) attended.