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Southern Africa’s bishops denounce corruption

October 16, 2013

The bishops of Botswana, South Africa, and Swaziland have issued a joint pastoral letter on corruption.

“It has been reported that almost half of the citizens in our countries of Southern Africa admit to having paid a bribe, mostly to police officers and government officials,” the bishops stated. “This means that the challenge to work for the eradication of this illness is addressed to all of us. Each must do something within their power to tackle corruption.”


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  • Posted by: impossible - Oct. 17, 2013 3:45 PM ET USA

    If so many US bishops hadn’t voted for our corruptor-in-chief and others who have savaged honesty more than any prior administration and stubbornly facilitate their agenda, perhaps they would issue a pastoral letter on corruption. We have a diseased condition wherein bribes are a two-way street - bribes for votes and votes for bribes. What a deal. All are being cheated, but not equally so. Our young black people are cheated the most. By terrible schools and the job-killing minimum wage.