Rev. Fr Patrick Rakeketsi CSS
Fr. Tseko Patrick Rakeketsi CSS, an Associate General Secretary of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), was born in Lesotho.
In 1990, he join Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Stigmatines). In 1997 he made his final profession in the same Congregation. He was later ordained to Priesthood in 1998.
From 1998 – 2001, he worked as a Manager of St. Gaspar Bertoni High School in Morogoro, Tanzania, one of the schools under the Stigmatines.
2003, he obtained a Licentiate in Dogmatic Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, and after became a lecturer at St John Vianney Seminary, Pretoria.
2006 – 2012 worked as a Provincial Superior of the Most Holy Redeemer Province in South Africa, which also covers: Botswana, Tanzania and lately Lesotho.
2010 – 2012 he worked as the President of the Leadership Conference of Consecrated Life (LCCL-SA).
For a long time he served as the Chairperson of the Board of Management of the Catholic Institutions in the North-Western Deanery of the Archdiocese of Pretoria.
He worked as the Coordinator of Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE) in the Archdiocese of Pretoria, and later he was appointed as the National Coordinator of CEE.
Since 2015 to the present Fr Patrick Rakeketsi has been working as the Associate Secretary General of Southern Africa Catholic Bishops’ Conference.